Rdio has revealed its response to Apple Music and the buzz-heavy Beats 1. The streaming service has set up a series of new stations curated by record labels and influencers. It says its in-house music team has collaborated directly with...Show More Summary
Show Notes: My two-part feature on Atlantic Records was partly inspired by a terrific reissue series that was originally issued in the early 1970's. In the early 70's Pete Lowry convinced Atlantic founder Ahmet Ertegun to reissue some classic and previously unissued blues from the vaults. The plan was to issue twelve albums although only […]
The Women’s World Cup final between Japan and the USA is underway…and this puppeh ALREADY knows who is going to win! [Note: USA already up 2-0. -Ed.] Hmmm..that doesn’t look good for the Red, White and Blue. Maybe we need another goalie. (Paul P.sent in the first video.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Shiba Inu, The Big […]
Manchester United could muscle in on Chelsea’s pursuit of Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, according to reports. As noted by Sami Mokbel of the MailOnline, Blues boss Jose Mourinho had previously cited the Bosnia and Herzegovina international as the man to replace Petr Cech in his squad. Show More Summary
If for some reason you want to feel really old, take note that Christopher Atkins is now a grandfather. The actor, who instantly became a heartthrob with his film debut The Blue Lagoon was released 35 years ago this weekend, is now 54 years young and still acting on occasion. Atkins costarred opposite Brooke Shields in the 1980 […]
When not shading Kim Kardashian, this Czech import and noted animal lover takes adorable selfies with his dog Ozos or his kitten Pancho, sharing them with his some 43,000 followers. A 10-year veteran at the Blue Steel gaze, Tomas has appeared in campaigns for Armani, Guess and Kenneth Cole, for whom he shot this pro-marriage equality ad back in 2011. Show More Summary
Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1 is a unique project coming out on August 7th. The album is being presented by REVIVE and Blue Note Records and it combines a wide range of singers and musicians to show the possibilities of jazz, where it is, where it has been, and where it’s headed. Consider it something similar […]
The Blue Note night club chain is expanding it's brand beyond current outlets in New York City, Japan and Italy, with deals to add venues in Hawaii and China. Blue Note Entertainment Group has partnered with Outrigger Resorts to launch a new live music venue in Hawaii. The Blue Note's...
Photo by Gabi Porter This interview first appeared in OffBeat Magazine. Improvisation has always been at the core of jazz music. Collective improvisation--a piano player riffing on a bass line thumping out of an upright following the...Show More Summary
“Jazz has long had a substantial consumer base in Asia, especially Japan. Blue Note Tokyo opened more than 25 years ago, joined later by Blue Note clubs in Osaka and Nagoya. But given the potential development of a new audience in China, this expansion could radically change the picture for jazz in the region — […]
Jazz musician Kamasi Washington, who's on the new Kendrick Lamar album, the new Thundercat album, and has his own new album out now on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label, has announced a lengthy tour. He'll be in NYC for shows...
Park illegally in Brazil, and you might find yourself in a sticky situation. A man in Maringá recently made this mistake, leaving his car in a handicapped spot and returning to find his vehicle completely covered in blue and white sticky notes. Show More Summary
The chain of clubs, already in Japan, sees opportunity in Beijing and will open a club in Hawaii as well.
With the news that Blue Note Jazz Club will open an outpost in China, we talked to Nathaniel Gao, a Chinese-American saxophonist who is an integral part of the Beijing jazz scene.
Star Wars has a noted history for creating toys out of even the most minor character, or the smallest costume change. Guy with an ice cream maker on Bespin? Action figure. Blue George Lucas? Action figure. But this Boba Fett toy being made for Comic-Con is perhaps the most bizarrely specific Star Wars toy of them all. Read more...
SELLER: Steve Wynn LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $17,450,000 SIZE: 11,027 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Multi-billionaire casino tycoon and deep-pocked blue chip art collector Steve Wynn seems to have come down with an extreme case of The Real Estate Fickle and has flipped a Bel Air mansion on the market... Read more »
Moyra Davey in a still from her film project Notes on Blue. Moyra Davey is a Canadian artist and writer living in New York whose work deals with daily life through photography, video, and layered textual references and associations.Show More Summary
Show Notes: Read Liner Notes I originally had a theme show planned for today but found out that the station will be using some of my time for live remotes of the Rochester Jazz Festival. Despite the shortened airtime a good show today including some fine down home blues from the 60's and 70's, several […]
JazzWax yesterday was named the Jazz Journalists Association's 2015 Blog of the Year at the scribe organization's annual awards party at New York's Blue Note jazz club. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend, but jazz writer and professor David Adler... Related Stories Doug Ramsey on Frank Strazzeri
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion – Live (33 Records: 33WM151) The fourth album from Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion finds the band captured live – and as the notes explain – a release that was not planned, but came to fruition when the opportunity arose unexpectedly! “Live” captures Zoe and band on fine form, recorded at Richard […]