Blue Note Records has a nifty timeline of their jazz album covers from 1939 to the present. If you’re interested jazz or visual design, this is a real treasure trove.
The Nazis hated jazz, denouncing it as “degenerate music”, but they also realized that it was what German audiences wanted to hear. So Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, formed Charlie and His Orchestra, who played an approved version of jazz … Read More
A story about Miles Davis and the nature of true genius. Maybe Kind of Blue has something very specific to teach us about the nature of true genius. It shows that there is a kind of magic to things that … Read More
Trey Anastasio of Phish talks about the art of improvisation, among other things. Some of the techniques he talks about utilizing with the band I’ve done with my guitar teacher, Steve Greene. Learning to listen to the people you’re playing … Read More
Oh my, Pat Metheny doesn’t think much of Kenny G. Not much at all.
From 1957 to 1965 legendary photographer W. Eugene Smith made approximately 4,000 hours of recordings on 1,741 reel-to-reel tapes and nearly 40,000 photographs in a loft building in Manhattan’s wholesale flower district where major jazz musicians of the day gathered … Read More