Bill Evans on Kind Of Blue

May 17, 2019

A fantastic interview with Bill Evans in which he discusses the making of Kind Of Blue, Miles Davis’s musicianship and musical influences.

Also, Evans provides an inside look at the inner workings of the band that created one of the most influential and greatest jazz albums of all time.

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New Bill Evans Album

April 7, 2019

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This is very exciting news. Previously unreleased Bill Evans Trio recordings from 1969 shows in London.  As with other great artists, whenever unreleased music is discovered, it is a treasure and its release date an event. In the case of a musical genius like Bill Evans, this is a worldwide event.

Counting down the days……

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” as performed by the Bill Evans Trio featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell at Ronnie Scott’s legendary London jazz club in December 1969. This track, along with 17 other previously unreleased recordings made during that London engagement, will appear on an upcoming album, Evans in England: Live at Ronnie Scott’s, to be issued by Resonance Records first as a limited two-LP on Apr. 13, Record Store Day, and then as a two-CD/digital release on Apr. 19.

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Ten Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die

June 27, 2014

Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it’s almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper.

But so many people out there, young or even a bit older, are curious about jazz, and they’re not exactly sure where to start. Think of this as a jazz bucket list, filled with masterpieces of a true American music.

Let’s go!

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Santana and Friends Team to Save Coltrane Home

September 21, 2013

Santana and Friends Team to Save Coltrane Home
Benefit planned to open residence where “A Love Supreme” was written to the public

By Emily Hutton

The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, N.Y., where the late saxophonist John Coltrane lived from 1964-67, Long Island has long been deemed historic. The Long Island home is not only where Coltrane and his wife, Alice, raised their children, but it is also where Coltrane composed A Love Supreme. Now, according a press release, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Coltrane residence “one of the most endangered historic places in the country,” and Carlos Santana and friends are stepping in to help.

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Hendrix Documentary

September 15, 2013

The American Masters series on PBS will be featuring Jimi Hendrix.

The documentary, Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’, will have never before seen footage, home movies, photos and much more.

The two hour documentary will premiere on November 5th.

This is really exciting and needless to say, a must see.


International Blues Music Day

August 4, 2013

Happy International Blues Music Day!!!!!

I Hear Some Blues Downstairs – Fenton Robinson

Born Under A Bad Sign – Albert King

Something Inside Me – Elmore James

I’d Rather Go Blind – Koko Taylor

So Many Roads – Otis Rush

Blues Before Sunrise – John Lee Hooker

Worried Life Blues – Otis Spann

Blues With A Feeling – Little Walter

Deep Down In My Heart – Muddy Waters

Don’t Trust Nobody Blues – Victoria Spivey

Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues – Skip James

Dirty No-Gooder’s Blues – Bessie Smith

Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil) – Robert Johnson


Rubén Blades is very busy these days

August 3, 2013

Ruben’s creative fire is still burning strongly.

There’s alot of things going on lately:

An album of Tango music, a Brazilian album, a Rock en Español album, an album of Spanish ballads, and thankfully, a Salsa album.

How many artists have the talent and confidence to take on such a wide range of musical projects?.

It’s truly remarkable.

Oh, and a little acting too with De Niro on a movie about boxing legend Roberto Duran.

Here’s hoping that Ruben’s muse continues to move him forward.

Ruben Blades making disc with Paco de Lucia, filming with De Niro

New York, Jul 12 (EFE).- New projects are piling up on the agenda of Ruben Blades, the Panamanian singer, poet, actor, lawyer and politician who continues to take on new challenges – like recording a disc of boleros with Paco de Lucia and acting alongside Robert De Niro in a biopic of boxer Roberto Duran.

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