1. 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…

  2. Parker's Mood

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alto sax man Stefano di Battista may have grown up in Rome, but like many alto players, his heart is fixed on Charlie "Bird" Parker, a virtual bodhisattva of the instrument. Alto sax man Stefano di Battista may have grown up in Rome, but like many alto players, his heart is fixed on…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 18-24)

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 18-24, 2004). REMEMBERING BROTHER RAY: There was none like him and that's why an impressive selection of artists turned out to pay him tribute recently in Los Angeles. The result is the CBS special "Genius: A Night for Ray…

  4. Tunes On TV

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 18-24, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 18 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: Jane Monheit, Michael Buble (also scheduled: Jimmy Carter). "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist:…

  5. It's Me

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST When Abbey Lincoln sings, people listen, especially aspiring—as well as established—female vocalists. When Abbey Lincoln sings, people listen, especially aspiring—as well as established—female vocalists. On "It's Me," her 10th album for Verve—and first recording with an…

  6. Canta Brasil

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jazz piano wiz Kenny Barron has joined forces with the New York-based Brazilian group Trio da Paz, as well as selected other guests, to journey into the rhythmic heart of Brazilian jazz. Jazz piano wiz Kenny Barron has joined forces with the New York-based Brazilian group Trio da Paz, as well…

  7. NYC Jazz Benefit Planned

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jazz Alliance International (JAI), the jazz industry's non-profit trade group, will host "Made in America" Dec. 5 at New York's Town Hall as a benefit for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Du Jazz Alliance International (JAI), the jazz industry's non-profit…

  8. 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…

  9. Freefall

    May 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the pairing of the elegant young violinist Regina Carter and the equally sublime veteran pianist Kenny Barron, what you see is what you get—and that's a good thing here. In the pairing of the elegant young violinist Regina Carter and the equally sublime veteran pianist Kenny Barron,…

  10. Basement Jaxx Shakes Up Dancefloors On 'Rooty'

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Since forming in the mid-'90s, the photogenic British duo Basement Jaxx -- Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe -- has prided itself on bucking the status quo of contemporary clubland. Whether producing/r Since forming in the mid-'90s, the photogenic British duo Basement Jaxx -- Felix…