Joao Gilberto, Brazilian Musician and Bossa Nova Pioneer, Dead at 88

Joao Gilberto, Brazilian Musician and Bossa Nova Pioneer, Dead at 88 João Gilberto, the pioneering Brazilian musician and composer credited as “the father of bossa nova,” has died at the age of 88. Gilberto’s son João Marcelo Gilberto confirmed his father’s death ...

João Gilberto Dies: Brazilian Bossa Nova Pioneer Was 88

João Gilberto Dies: Brazilian Bossa Nova Pioneer Was 88 João Gilberto, the Brazilian singer and composer best known as a pioneer of the bossa nova style of music, died Saturday in Rio de Janerio. He was 88. Numerous media outlets reported Gilberto’s ...

Hear the Beach Boys’ Mike Love Cover the Ramones’ ‘Rockaway Beach’

Hear the Beach Boys’ Mike Love Cover the Ramones’ ‘Rockaway Beach’ Beach Boys frontman Mike Love, ostensibly an authority on beaches, recorded a cover of Ramones “Rockaway Beach” for his upcoming solo album. The cover has more in common with the Beach Boys than the ...

How Bossa Nova Is Infiltrating Rap and R&B

How Bossa Nova Is Infiltrating Rap and R&B In March, the Brazilian style of music known as bossa nova made an unexpected appearance on one of the year’s biggest hip-hop albums: Juice Wrld’s Death Race for Love. Thank Tommy Brown. During a ...

Hope Tala Made the Song of the Summer Morning

Hope Tala’s “Lovestained” is a hybrid as intrepid as it is airy: The guitar suggests Brazil in 1965, the steel drums add a springy touch of the Caribbean, and the bass seems plucked from an ...

Feature Doc to Chronicle Legendary London Jazz Club Ronnie Scott’s (Exclusive)

Ronnie Scott’s, an iconic British music venue dubbed the “world’s favorite jazz club,” is the subject of a new feature documentary. Kew Media Distribution has boarded sales on “Ronnie’s” (working ...

The Voice April 29, 2019 Top 24 Contestant Performances Revealed (Recap)

Hey, "The Voice" fans. Tonight, April 29, 2019, the top 24 finally performed for your votes to get into the top 13. Of course, the judges: Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton ...

‘The Voice’ Top 24 preview: What songs will the artists perform live on Monday April 29?

‘The Voice’ Top 24 preview: What songs will the artists perform live on Monday April 29? Monday’s two-hour episode of “The Voice” will be jam-packed as two dozen artists take to the stage to sing for America’s votes. Unlike previous seasons of the hit show, this 16th edition does not have ...

Michel Legrand, Oscar-Winning Film Composer, Dead at 86

Michel Legrand, Oscar-Winning Film Composer, Dead at 86 Michel Legrand, composer of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Yentl and The Thomas Crown Affair, died Saturday at the age of 86. Legrand’s death was first reported by Agence France-Presse. The songwriter’s ...

Michel Legrand, Oscar-Winning Film Composer, Dies at 86

Michel Legrand, Oscar-Winning Film Composer, Dies at 86 Michel Legrand, the French composer who won three Oscars for his songs and film scores, died Saturday at age 86, according to his official website. The son of conductor and composer Raymond Legrand, ...

Winter Jazzfest 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw

New York’s annual Winter Jazzfest marathon can be a mad scramble. For two nights in freezing January, dozens of groups in every imaginable style take over various downtown venues. Sets overlap, venues ...

Norman Gimbel, Oscar, Grammy-Winning Lyricist, Dies at 91

Norman Gimbel, Oscar, Grammy-Winning Lyricist, Dies at 91 Norman Gimbel, an Oscar and Grammy-winning composer whose lyrics graced hit songs such as Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly with His Song” and Jim Croce’s “I Got a Name,” died at the age of 91 on ...

Hudson: New Jazz Group Features Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield Covering Dylan and Hendrix

Hudson: New Jazz Group Features Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield Covering Dylan and Hendrix New York’s Hudson River valley has a long history as a haven for artists either fleeing the exhausting grind of New York City or seeking to the area’s natural beauty. It’s where Bob Dylan retreated ...

Free From Conformity

On the occasion of their new mega-release on Leo Records, The Art of Perelman-Shipp Vols. 1-7 and their ensuing CD release party at Le Poisson Rouge on May 7th at 9:30 P.M. with Italian Surf Academy, ...

The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach review – all flowers, no favelas

This look at the sultry world of a musical genre now often relegated to elevators could not have been more inoffensive if it tried. Plus: the Chelsea set act as if Brexit never happened “Tall and tan ...

George Martin R.I.P. (1926-2016): More Than Just the Fifth Beatle

On the evening of March 8, famed producer George Martin passed away at home, in his sleep, at age 90. (The announcement was first made on Ringo Starr's Twitter account.) He is, of course, primarily ...

Herbie Hancock Remembers Blue Note’s Bruce Lundvall

Record executive Bruce Lundvall, who revived Blue Note Records label in the mid-1980s and turned it into a major influence on the contemporary jazz scene during his 25 years as president, has died at ...

Birdman, Whiplash and the sound of drums

Birdman and Whiplash are both enhanced by their percussion-laden scores. We dig into the music of both of them... This article contains spoilers for Birdman and Whiplash (including Whiplash's ending) ...

26 of the very best Record Of The Year Grammy Award winners ever

26 of the very best Record Of The Year Grammy Award winners ever Now that the 2015 Grammy Award nominees have been announced, it's time to reflect on a whole history of the honors' biggest winners -- starting with Record Of The Year. The category has always been a ...

Ethan Hawke to play trumpeter Chet Baker in new biopic

Ethan Hawke to play trumpeter Chet Baker in new biopic Ethan Hawke is to play legendary trumpeter Chet Baker in an upcoming biopic. The Before Midnight actor will portray the late musician in Born to Be Blue, a film based on Baker's troubled life and ...

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