1. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will…

  2. Ringo Starr Wants to 'Save the Rhinos'

    May 02, 2012 9:31 PM EDT Once he sang "I Am the Walrus," but now Ringo Starr is lending his support to another beast. The former Beatle posted a photo of a rhinoceros on his official site with the simple message, "Save the Rhinos." Numerous rhinos are on the endangered species list, putting their…

  3. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT Jazz pianist and composer Hank Jones , whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald 's pianist and Marilyn Monroe's accompanist when she sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said Monday. He was 91. Jones, who won a Grammy…

  4. U2, Kid Rock, Plant/Krauss Added To Grammys

    January 29, 2009 10:42 AM EST U2, Kid Rock, Rihanna and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have joined the performance lineup for the 51st Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 8 at Los Angeles' Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS. They join previously announced performers Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas…

  5. Calexico

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST My nephews, Jack and Chase are there to help blow out the candles on the cake. My Mom and Dad sing me a song in honor of the birthday. They are sweet. My face goes red and I sink into my sweater as my Los Angeles, CA Dec 5, 2006 Hotel Cafe We start the day early and hit the road at 8am. I…

  6. Orange And Black Back For Impulse Celebration

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For many, orange and black are the hues of jazz. Those were the distinctive colors on the spines of LPs issued by Impulse Records, the label that midwifed some of the most important new jazz of the 19 For many, orange and black are the hues of jazz. Those were the distinctive colors on the…

  7. MY SAX LIFE: A Memoir

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The venerated Cuban jazz saxophonist produces a rambling rendition of his life that is far from pitch-perfect. The venerated Cuban jazz saxophonist produces a rambling rendition of his life that is far from pitch-perfect. D'Rivera begins with Webster's definition of "book,"…

  8. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

  9. Petra Haden and Bill Frisell

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The shy duo date of vocalist/violinist Petra Haden and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is a delicate flower with deep roots. Quiet, intimate and softly floating, this album is an eclectic mix of mild-mann The shy duo date of vocalist/violinist Petra Haden and jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is a…

  10. Actor Downey Jr. Signs With Sony

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23. Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23. The set, which is not yet…

  11. Land of the Sun

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. Bassist Charlie Haden's 2002 CD of boleros, "Nocturne," won the Grammy Award for best Latin jazz album. It was a disc of balladic love songs from Cuba and…

  12. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr 'Rama' Lama Ding Dong For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Timothy B. Schmit. Due this week from Koch, …

  13. Ringo Runs For The Road

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest incarnation of his All-Starr Band. The tour is set to kick off with two shows July 24-25 at Toronto's Casino Rama Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest…

  14. Ringo Rounds Up All-Star Album Guests

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew of guest artists, including Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Willie Nelson, and Eagles/Poco principal Ti For his latest solo album, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has recorded with a slew…

  15. ECM Stars Choose Favorites For 'Rarum'

    May 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ECM has invited its roster of artists to personally select the tracklists for individual retrospectives as part of the ":rarum" series, which bows today (May 21) with anthologies from Keith Jarrett, J ECM has invited its roster of artists to personally select the tracklists for…

  16. Nearness of You—The Ballad Book

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A set of nothing but ballads might become tedious in the wrong hands, but tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker's sterling arrangements and thoughtful lines allow the music to flow with undeniable grace a A set of nothing but ballads might become tedious in the wrong hands, but tenor…

  17. Nocturne

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bass hero Charlie Haden has lately become a master of the jazz mood album—in the best sense of that phrase. Bass hero Charlie Haden has lately become a master of the jazz mood album—in the best sense of that phrase. Whether it's albums with Quartet West, duet discs with pianists Kenny…