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Matthew Stevens recently sat down with Life + Times to discuss Woodwork, his debut album as a leader. The Next Collective guitarist has worked with a slew of artists including Esperanza keep reading »

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Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Record’s former President, passed away on May 19. He was 79 years old.   Billboard reports that Mr. Lundvall had been keep reading »

Any fan of contemporary, improvisational music is familiar with the groundbreaking work of Robert Glasper. Whether with his trio or The Experiment, his much imitated sound keep reading »

Not only does legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter push boundaries musically but when he shares his thoughts he takes anyone around him on an intellectual journey. Revive keep reading »

Blues guitarist and legend B.B. King passed away yesterday at 9:40 p.m. PDT at his Las Vegas home. Brent Bryson, the late guitarist’s attorney, confirmed keep reading »

Louis Armstrong has had one of the biggest influences on contemporary music in the history of American musicians. Armstrong’s inimitable style influenced countless instrumentalists and keep reading »

New York-based Mad Satta’s frontwoman, Joanna Teters, leads the seven male instrumentalists that comprise the rest of the band through a funky fusion of contemporary and old keep reading »

I was fortunate enough to catch Jamison Ross perform alongside Melissa Aldana back in November at Dizzy’s for their Prestige Records tribute concert and legendary recording engineer Rudy keep reading »

I’m not one to call anything an instant classic. Sure, maybe as a joke on social media accounts– but on this site? Rarely. It’s difficult keep reading »

Few modern artists and composers stand out in the way that pianist Tigran Hamasyan does. His immediately recognizable style is so unique that there is keep reading »

Live For Live Music recently featured bassist Erick Coomes talking about his recent tour with Lettuce. The funk/soul-collective just wrapped up a huge winter tour that started on keep reading »