Monday May 6
Inside Bay Area
Mads Tolling and the 19 Big Band
There's an elemental reason why the violin mostly disappeared from jazz with the rise of big bands in the mid-1930s. A bow drawn over strings is simply no match for the sonic heft and power of brass.
More than 30 years on, the Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project still surged at 2013 New Orleans Jazz Fest
Guitarist Stanley Clarke and an George Duke have been collaborating for so long - upwards of three decades - that they've become a musical equivalent of an old married couple where one spouse finishes a sentence the other starts.
The Daily Music Break: Stanley Clarke
Cross-Posted at THE DAILY MUSIC BREAK , the site that features good music regardless of era or genre.
Hear Thundercat's Soulful Return 'Heartbreaks + Setbacks,' Produced by Flying Lotus
With a production assist from his label boss Flying Lotus, Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner offered up a loving valentine to '70s jazz fusion with his 2011 debut The Golden Age of Apocalypse .