Including jazz created during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, such as "Alabama," John Coltrane's response to the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing by the KKK which killed four African-American girls, as well as more recent works, such as Terence Blanchard's "Breathless," a response to the last words of Eric Garner: "I can't breathe," this is the Protest Blues playlist, broadcasted on June 10th. The revolution will not be televised. Read More >
I first heard “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” in the guise of Ella Fitzgerald’s cover that appears in the middle of this Orgy. Its joyous optimism and endless emissions of love left me smiling and humming, leading me to look up other artists' takes on it. This Orgy includes the ones that touched me the most. Read More >
“People keep asking certain questions about Anthony Braxton, questions such as what does he think he is doing?,” writes Robert Palmer of the New York Times. This orgy is an examination of what exactly the MacArthur winning, genre-evading, composer, multi-instrumentalist, improvisor and Jazz Master is doing. Read More >
On Sunday October 20, 2019, the Chick Corea Trilogy—pianist Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade—returned to Boston during their 2019 world tour, this time playing in Symphony Hall in a concert organized by the Celebrity Series of Boston. Read More >
On a rainy Wednesday night, Berklee’s Red Room at Cafe 939 is packed full with the conservatory’s own eager students along with those from neighboring schools, waiting excitedly to hear saxophonist, singer, a
Jazz producer Emma Lanford shares the special place Abbey Lincoln holds in her heart.
Randy Wong is an exotica and jazz musician whose works are regularly featured on national programs such as NPR. He leads the exotica group, The WAITIKI 7, which has recently produced two chart-topping albums Adventures i
We spoke to Eddie Arjun Peters, the lead guitarist of the three-person instrumental jazz-rock band ARJUN.