Friday Mar 7
New Documentary on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Set for PBS's Independent Lens, 4/7
The eight young men who make up the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are all sons of Phil Cohran, a legendary Chicago trumpeter who turned his back on commercial music to pursue astral jazz , proto-funk, and a passionately Afrocentric lifestyle.
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Myrtle Beach Online
6 slated for Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Set for induction Friday night are country artist Hank Locklin, jazz musician Sun Ra, music producer Charlie Monk, singer Candi Staton, and songwriters and musicians Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Music roundup: Bo knows NRBQ is back, baby
In 2004, Terry Adams, the singer and keyboardist for the legendary band NRBQ since the late '60s, got some grim news from his doctors.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Louder Than A Bomb 2014 Mixtape Release Party
Chicago is home to some of the best musicians in the country. From Sun Ra and experimental jazz to Chance the Rapper and acid rap, artists continue to burgeon.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Myrtle Beach Online
Gov. Patrick to attend Sun Ra centenary concert
Patrick has a special connection to the bandleader and self-proclaimed visitor from Saturn who inspired a generation of adventurous jazz and rock musicians and whose career is being celebrated Thursday.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Something Else! Reviews
Shawn Maxwell's Alliance - Shawn Maxwell's Alliance
Though my mind sometimes likes to classify all "big band" jazz into that Benny Goodman/Glenn Miller/Paul Whiteman box, doing so ignores the innovations in working with larger groups brought by Fletcher Henderson, Sun Ra and, mostly prominently, Duke Ellington.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
2/12/14: Today's Tips: Wednesday
TALK : An Evening with Khaled Hosseini @ Skidmore College's Zankel Music Center , Saratoga Springs.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Brothers Hypnotic: Film Review
A legacy of boundary-pushing jazz bears more populist fruit in Brothers Hypnotic , Reuben Atlas ' introduction to the Chicago-bred, New York-based Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.