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John Coltrane: Blue Train a?' Blue Note 1577

2 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

m: John Coltrane was arguably the greatest jazz musician of the 1950s and '60s. Blue Note Records was arguably the greatest jazz label of the same period. And yet they had almost nothing to do with each other. Except for one album--and it's a classic. Blue Train is one of a handful of Col...

10 Best ‘Eco Friendly’ Cars Of 2015 As Named By Kelley Blue Book

The 10 best ‘eco friendly’ cars of 2015 — as determined by the editors over at the noted vehicle valuation and information source Kelley Blue Book — were recently outlined in an interesting new list. The top spot for the year was (not...Show More Summary

Recommendation: Charles Lloyd

5 days agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

Charles Lloyd, Wild Man Dance (Blue Note) For the first three minutes of the opening “Flying Over The Odra Valley,” the Greek lyra of Sokratis Sinopoulos and the Hungarian cimbalom of Miklós Lucáks play what might be music for yoga meditation. Then the commanding tonality and rhythmic push of Lloyd’s tenor saxophone charge the atmosphere, […]

In the News

Here are some things in the news today...Heads-up: Blue Bell Creameries has issued a product-wide recall because of the risk of lysteria. So beware if you buy Blue Bell frozen treats of any kind.[Content Note: Police brutality; misogynoir]...Show More Summary

Big Road Blues Show 4/19/15: The Blues Is All Wrong – Little Recorded But Great Pt. II

Show Notes: All the artists featured today recorded from one to eight titles and all left behind barley a trace of biographical information. We hear from several outstanding blues ladies including Elizabeth Johnson, Leola Manning, Margaret Thornton, Hattie Burleson, and Hattie Hudson. Show More Summary

The Shake Heard Around the World

I could not believe the beautiful sound of that handshake orchestrated in Panama last week. I bet it was the shake heard around the world. Unfortunately, the melodic and sweet blue note of Obama's tone is now being drowned out by the...Show More Summary

Andrew Hill -- Blue Note's Golden Decade

Blue Note! For many of us, the words alone are enough to send a tingle down the spine, conjuring up the indefinable magic of a golden age of jazz. What were the elements that made classic Blue Note records so special? The look? The feel? The sound? All of these and more. Alfred Lion's production? Fr...

The Rebirth of Billie Holiday

Some say that Billie Holiday is the greatest jazz singer ever. Her crystalline vocal clarity sounds like a bell, and the way she bent, swooped on and swerved around notes was from the heart of the blues. She could be girlish and youthful, but even as a teenager, she intoned a gravelly quality of maturity. Show More Summary

Tuesday: Retail Sales, PPI, Small Business Index

Excerpts from a research note from BofA on March retail sales: "Farewell winter blues"There is finally good news to report on the US consumer. Spending on BAC credit and debit cards was up sharply in March, following a string of weak reports. Show More Summary

Big Road Blues Show 4/12/15: Mix Show

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: Read Liner Notes A wide ranging mix show today  including songs a pair of sides by singer Mabel Hillery, sets of piano blues, some heavy duty guitar slingers, a pair of sets revolving around specific lyrical themes, music from the vaults of King Records and west coast record man John Dolphin and a batch […]

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2015 lineup (Ginger Baker, Buddy Guy, Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello, & more)

Ginger Baker The Blue Note Jazz Festival is back for its 5th year in NYC, taking over venues across the city throughout the month of June. The festival brings a wide array of music to the city, not just strictly...

Clinton-Era Memo: ‘If You Like Blue Cross, You Can Keep Your Blue Cross’

Notes from a 1994 meeting of Clinton administration officials reveal that some of the language and phrases they mulled for selling their universal health care plan were similar to the words the Obama administration employed nearly two decades later.

Bach on Boomwhackers

Les Objets Volants performs Bach’s Prélude n°1 using quirky musical instruments – plastic tubes called Boomwhackers – which emit a note when hit. The sound is reminiscent of Blue Man Group, but thankfully there’s no blue makeup here...

A Lie 20 Years In the Making

"If you like your Blue Cross, you can keep your BC." -- Clinton Administration notes on how to sell their 1994 health care plan, spearheaded by Hilary Clinton. 1994 Clinton adm meeting notes showed Obama-like strategy: "If you like Blue...

3 Observations from the Blue Jays' Series Win Against the New York Yankees

The Toronto Blue Jays started off the 2015 campaign on a high note by winning their season-opening series against the New York Yankees. Toronto won the first and third games of the three-game series. While it’s obviously way too early...Show More Summary

Today in Tabs: The Monster is Blue, and Full of Errors

A note to our readers: Yesterday's Tabs represented a complete & utter failure at every level of our organization. For that, we are sorry and hope it will never happen again. "tweetstorm leaves hundreds ded in nyc" Read Full Story

Cameron’s view of UKIP voters effectively being just “Tories on holiday” not supported by polling

Nearly 70% didn’t vote Blue in 2010 The Telegraph is leading on a big interview it has with Cameron during which the CON leader made a special appeal to UKIP voters. The report notes:- “In an interview with The Telegraph, the Prime Minister insisted that he has heard the message of frustrated Tory voters “loud […]

Grover Is Blue and Full of Errors in Sesame Street's GoT Parody

The kingdom of Jesteros is in need of a new leader, but who shall rule? Robb Stark? Cersei Lannister? Daenerys Targaryen? Or will it be noted screw-up Grover Bluejoy? Only The Game of (musical) Chairs can decide. (Thankfully, Joffrey “chokes” early.) Read more...

Big Road Blues Show 4/5/15: Folk Songs of America – The Music of Lead Belly

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: Today's program is our first show devoted to Lead Belly who I haven't played all that much on the show over the years. I remember picking up my first Leadbelly album back in High School. It was a self-titled album on Columbia collecting some of his 1930's blues sides. For whatever reason the […]

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Petr Cech and Arsene Wenger's Targets

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Chelsea’s legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech, with Blues boss Jose Mourinho insisting that the 32-year-old's future deserves a "special perspective." As noted by Jeremy Wilson...Show More Summary

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