Rocking Like a Hurricane
Al and Al Jr.: A life in music
Let me be clear. Al Hurricane rocks. He's the father—officially the Godfather—of a brand of New Mexican music that blends diffuse influences, intense intuition and massive chops into a formidable music expression that has become the stuff of legend as the years have passed. He's also the father of a cohort of talented children, including son Al Jr.—who's worked as his primary collaborator, arranger and producer since the late 1970s.
Women in Jazz
Becker’s book strengthens the genre
You’ve probably heard of Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five. But did you know that before Satchmo even came to New Orleans, The Hot Five was Lil Hardin’s (soon to be Lil Hardin Armstrong) band?
Dear Amy: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse • R&B, soul
When Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning nearly 9 years ago, she was well on her way to becoming a rocanrol legend. Although the breathy contralto only possessed the funk for a few precious years, Winehouse wielded the groovy mess with graceful aplomb. Of course, being legendary and all that lends itself to one's own postmortem tribute show. Dear Amy offers an intensely accurate depiction of the artist and her work…