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Music Review: Sonny Rollins – Road Shows Vol. 1 (CD)/In Vienne (DVD)

"A different sunset every night," Rollins once said, "that's what jazz is about." Read More »

Music Review: Bill Moring & Way Out East – Spaces In Time

Assorted jazz that moves your soul. That's the Way Out East way. Read More »

Music Review: Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery – Bags Meets Wes

A chance meeting of two jazz legends turned into a memorable record. Read More »

Music Review: Maceo Parker – Roots and Grooves

The most fully realized compliment ever paid to Ray Charles makes up for the hip-shakers that are often too polite. Read More »

Oscar Peterson, 1925-2007

Jazz piano giant Peterson, whom Duke Ellington once referred to as the "Maharajah of the keyboard," died Sunday. Read More »

Forgotten Series: Ike Turner – 1958-1959

Ike Turner spun a very intense mixture of what would become full-bore rock 'n' roll. Read More »

The Best Beatles Songs You’re Not Already Sick Of

Some of our favorite Beatles songs that didn't become hits. Read More »

Music Review: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – Caravan

Art Blakey demanded bravado from his bands, and this one was perhaps his most intense and adventurous. Read More »

One Track Mind: Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin”

Will we have to wait for the movie to find out why Tony Soprano chose Journey over Tony Bennett? Read More »

One Track Mind: Paul McCartney “See Your Sunshine”

This is the kind of pure pop that McCartney parlayed into a soundtrack for the decade following the Beatles. And just as welcome. Read More »