1. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy. The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April 30 of every year. That date coincides…

  2. Sting, Robert Downey Jr. Team for 'Prayer Cycle 2' Benefit Album

    January 20, 2011 12:30 PM EST Sting , Korn 's Jonathan Davis, System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, Angelique Kidjo, Yes ' Jon Anderson, actor Robert Downey, Jr., and the late Jim Morrison are all part of "Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero," a benefit for the anti-nuclear organization Global Zero. The…

  3. Gil Goldstein / Jan. 11, 2006 / New York (Blue Note)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Melody and sonority were plentiful during pianist-accordionist Gil Goldstein's first set Jan. 11 at the Blue Note, the second of six nights at the popular Greenwich Village jazz club. Goldstein was jo What's the thread that runs through the music of Jaco Pastorius, Gil Evans and…

  4. Speaking of Now

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Thanks to the vision of its namesake leader, the Pat Metheny Group (PMG) has been one of jazz's most durable names for more than two decades, seamlessly incorporating the personalities of its members Thanks to the vision of its namesake leader, the Pat Metheny Group (PMG) has been one of…

  5. 'Now' Features Revamped Metheny Group

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997's "Imaginary Day," the band's namesake guitarist has released two trio discs, a film score, a duo project, and an all-star collab In the five years since the last Pat Metheny Group (PMG) release, 1997&…

  6. McFerrin Goes 'Beyond Words'

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Beyond Words," the 12th album from vocal innovator Bobby McFerrin, is set for a March 12 on Blue Note/Angel. It's the first set to be released in collaboration between jazz label Blue Note and classi "Beyond Words," the 12th album from vocal innovator Bobby McFerrin,…