Nels Cline will make his Blue Note debut with the Aug. 5 release of Lovers, an expansive double-album that the guitarist had dreamed of making for over 25 years. Inspired by the likes of Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Gil Evans, Johnny Mandel,...Show More Summary
JD Allen, Americana: Musings on Jazz and Blues (Savant) The wisdom of Allen’s choice of material is borne out in nine performances that illustrate an article of faith he expresses in his notes, “…the blues is the gateway to the past and future of American music; the well from which gospel, jazz, rock, country, rhythm […]
Editor's Note: Bleacher Report's 5th Down captures the top social college football stories of the week. As this long, bitter offseason continues, we'll focus on moments from the schools, coaches and players that kept us entertained as we wait for actual college football to make its highly anticipated return. 1. Show More Summary
Note from Heather: When I updated the images on this recipe, I added 3 green onions, chopped, used fresh ground black pepper, and used gasp bottled lemon juice. Don’t tell Bobbie ???? Bobbie says: This recipe for Simple Chunky Blue Cheese...Show More Summary
LA electronic musician Kauf (aka Ronald Kaufman) is planning to release his debut album, Regrowth, this year. He already released its lead single "Through the Yard" and we're premiering another one, "A Ruin." Both are nice doses of chilled-out electronic pop, led by Ronald's own vocals... Continue reading…
US It’s feeling increasingly likely that John Terry will not leave Chelsea at the end of the season after all. Blues fans will be encouraged to read Terry’s programme notes for the final Premier League match of the season against champions Leicester. The 35-year-old defender will be forced to watch the game on the sidelines, following a […]
Is there anything new to say about a jazz classic that features one of the greatest two-horn tandems ever to lay down a blue note? How about this: You must own this record. Period. I suspect that everyone with even a passing interest in jazz owns m: Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, the best-sel... [ read more ]
As I noted the other day, I’m excited to see the 2017 BMW i3 is coming in “protonic blue,” which the BMW i8 is known to flash around and I absolutely love. In my haste to get the news covered, I apparently didn’t dig far enough to see...Show More Summary
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway, which is America’s longest linear park, runs for 469 miles (755 km) through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, mostly along the Blue Ridge, a major mountain chain that is part of the...
A fresh update is now rolling out to the Google Camera app, bringing along a slew of interface tweaks and more. Of note are some interesting icon tweaks, with the shutter button losing its blue accent and the camera switcher changing to a circular design. Show More Summary
Before I read the author's note, there was something that confused me about William Stout's great new book, Legends of the Blues, due out May 7 from Abrams ComicArts (with an intro by music journalist Ed Leimbacher). Where were Memphis...Show More Summary
Who doesn’t want to add some glitter to their Galaxy Note 5, right? Samsung’s glitter case will make your phone sparkle in blue, gold, pink or silver and add a unique look to the phone. Today, you can grab one of these for $19.95. ....
Jazz music is best appreciated with "big ears" and an open mind. Just as exposure to new music casts older, familiar works in a different light, newer formats can expand a listener's perspective on the strengths and limitations of the original recordings. SACDs, Blu-Ray discs and hi-res downloads ac... [ read more ]
[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new essay up at Blue Nation Review, "Indomitable: The Girl from Park Ridge Who Became Hillary Clinton." Here's an excerpt:One of my best and oldest friends lives in Park Ridge, Illinois, so I've spent a lot of time there. Show More Summary
We already mentioned that the upcoming Kamasi Washington and McCoy Tyner shows in Central Park would be part of the 2016 Blue Note Jazz Festival, and now the full lineup and schedule is here. Continue reading…
[Content Note: Classism; racism; misogyny.]I've got a new essay up at Blue Nation Review, detailing the history of classism that underwrites many of the narratives that are used against Hillary Clinton: We can trace a direct line back...Show More Summary
According to CoroCoro, Yo-Kai Watch 3 will arrive in Japan on June 16. It's set for the 3DS platform once again, and will come in Sushi and Tempura varieties, just like Pokemon Red and Blue. As a note, Yo-Kai Watch 2 ended up getting...Show More Summary
Radiooooo lets you pick a decade and a country, and will dispense popular music created then and there. (Note the "weird" option, disabled by default.) Thanks to this, I rediscovered Blue Boy's Remember Me (UK, 1990s, fast, weird), which...Show More Summary
Frank Sinatra: "Blues in the Night." [Note his timing. No one was better.] And here is the trailer for the film.
An animation from Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios (note: language warning) :I found that after seeing this version — with a British voiceover — by the Thames Valley Police:I found that via Metafilter, where people seemed charmed by the Britishness... even though Blue Seat Studios seems to be located in Providence, Rhode Island.