1. Doors, Dead, Callas Earn Lifetime Grammys

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Influential rock bands the Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Calla Influential rock bands the Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement…

  2. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill…

  3. Q&A: Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer, may well be one of the world's best-known live music events. Montreux has a remarkable history of presenting global superstars from…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country star LeAnn Rimes sues her father and former co-manager for allegedly funneling away millions of dollars from the company set up to manage her finances.<br clear="none"/><br clear 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban…

  5. Near Mint Debuts With Solo Guitar Compilation

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first release by new label Near Mint (distributed by Fontana) will be a compilation of acoustic guitar music dubbed "Imaginational Anthem." The first release by new label Near Mint (distributed by Fontana) will be a compilation of acoustic guitar music dubbed "Imaginational…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  7. The Bad Plus 'Give' Again

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. As was the group's 2003 debut, "These Are the Vistas," the new set was produced by…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  9. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  10. The Raven

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST A wildly ambitious theatrical project revolving around the words of Edgar Allan Poe, Lou Reed's The Raven often falters distressingly in this double-disc audio presentation; overall, though, the recor A wildly ambitious theatrical project revolving around the words of Edgar Allan Poe,…

  11. Reed's 'Raven' Reinterprets Poe

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project undertaken by Lou Reed in a recording career that now spans four decades. The new Sire/Reprise album by the former lynchpin of the Velve By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project…

  12. Reed Readies 'Raven' Record

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lou Reed's forthcoming album, "The Raven," is heavily inspired by 19th-century author/poet Edgar Allen Poe, and will feature guest appearances by David Bowie, Five Blind Boys Of Alabama, and jazz saxo Lou Reed's forthcoming album, "The Raven," is heavily inspired…

  13. Contemporary: Original Jazz Classics Sampler

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't just Blue Note. For some years, Berkeley, Calif.-based Fantasy Inc. The 1950s and early '60s were the heyday of the indie jazz label, and it wasn't just Blue Note. For some years, Berkeley,…

  14. Footsteps of Our Fathers

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Marsalis Quartet has long been considered one of the most adventurous working ensembles in jazz today. The Marsalis Quartet has long been considered one of the most adventurous working ensembles in jazz today. Here, bowing for its leader's own label, the ensemble makes walking the…

  15. Veteran Bluesmen Team For Tour

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string of East Coast tour dates. Ford joins Guy for a pair of shows in New York the first week in September, and con Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy has tapped T-Model Ford as the opening act for a string…

  16. Branford Launches Label As Jazz Alternative

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting his family name on a newly established independent label, Marsalis Music. Launched in collaboration with family patriarch and noted pianist Ellis Marsalis Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis is putting his family name on a newly established…

  17. Scar

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While being enticed by the infectious rhumba beats and staccato guitar soloing of "Stop," the first single from Joe Henry's Scar, you may be too distracted to realize that the song's lyrics match thos While being enticed by the infectious rhumba beats and staccato guitar…

  18. Henry Hitches Tour Rides With Byrne, Harris

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming tours. First he'll open for David Byrne's entire North American trek in support of his new Virgin album "Look Into the Eyeball" ( Singer/songwriter Joe Henry has secured a support slot on two upcoming…

  19. Joe Henry's 'Scar' Poised To Make A Mark

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joe Henry opens a provocative chapter of his career with the help of an eclectic cast of musicians -- including such top jazz talents as the legendary Ornette Coleman -- on his new Singer/songwriter Joe Henry opens a provocative chapter of his career with the help of an…

  20. Joe Henry's 'Scar' Poised To Make A Mark

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Joe Henry opens a provocative chapter of his career with the help of an eclectic cast of musicians -- including such top jazz talents as the legendary Ornette Coleman -- on his new a Singer/songwriter Joe Henry opens a provocative chapter of his career with the help of an…

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