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Sergio Mendes continues his mission of spreading the joy of Brazilian music to a global audience on new album "Magic." That mission began nearly 50 years ago when he helped merge bossa nova with jazz and enjoyed commercial success with Brasil '66's bossa nova-flavored arrangements of pop tunes.
6 hrs ago | Examiner.com
One glance at the titles Steve Wilson recorded with Lewis Nash for their new "Duologue" album tells you everything you need to know about the saxophonist's understanding and appreciation of jazz history and culture. In addition to three Wilson originals , the disc finds duo applying its distinct, sax-drum sound to Monk, Dizzy and Duke.
A while back, Cher and Lady Gaga recorded a duet, but it was never released. Still, the two artists seem to have a mutual admiration society going, with Cher gushing over the fact that Gaga has recorded a version of "Bang Bang," a 1960s hit for her and her former husband Sonny Bono.
When I first get on the phone with saxophonist Charles Lloyd, I read a short quotation to him, a gemlike statement he had made in another interview: "This is a music of freedom and wonder. Boundaries were being dissolved, and we could do or try anything."
Adrian Cho and Diane Nalini have an upcoming concert project, Such Sweet Fire which is a collection of 15 songs songs and sonnets by William Shakespeare, 13 of which come from his plays, which Nalini and Cho have set to jazz, blues, bossa, funk, gospel and folk music. Assignment #118252 // Photo taken at 19:21 on September 8, 2014.
PIANIST and keyboardist Chick Corea likes adventure, but that's no surprise for those who have experienced his music over his five-decade career. His musical life has included playing with the great Miles Davis as the trumpeter caused a shift in jazz with his electric bands.
Lady Gaga offered her Israeli fans a taste of her duets album with Tony Bennett on Saturday night, when she performed at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv. Tony joined her on stage for a live rendition of "I Can't Give You Anything but Love," one of the tracks from their upcoming album, Cheek to Cheek .
There's a new movie sweeping the box office this weekend, and it's finally taking the number one spot away from Guardians of the Galaxy . With an opening weekend of $24.5 million, the movie about an unstable escaped convict terrorizing a woman who is alone with her two children is number one this week.
Sergio Mendes, shown here in August 2014, grew up with classical music. But when he heard a jazz record for the first time, he fell in love with the improvisational possibilities.
The album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 gave Mendes his first hit song, "Mas Que Nada," and his big break. As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small.
A newly released recording raises questions about what the iconic saxophonist might have achieved if he hadn't died at age 40. When John Coltrane succumbed to liver cancer in 1967, he was at the forefront of the jazz world. No saxophonist was more admired by his peers or beloved by his fans.
He was one of the highest-paid fashion photographers of the 1950s, and he committed suicide by inducing a heart attack. Now his family wants to remind the world of Erwin Blumenfeld's brilliance.
Lorenzo Long ran for three touchdowns in the second half to help Wofford beat Division II North Greenville 42-27 Saturday night. Long had 138 yards on 15 carries for the Terriers .
The American Idol host was trying to lift a heavy snowball machine out of his car, when he accidentally injured his bicep tendon.
The provocative pop star's show 'artRave: The ARTPOP Ball' included songs from her latest album, older favorites and a duet with Tony Bennett. International superstar Lady Gaga performed for more than 20,000 fans last night at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv.
Joe Sample, a composer and keyboard player who connected the world of jazz to many other musical traditions, has died at age 75. He died in his hometown of Houston. Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders; he also reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:29 am
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