1. Exclusive: Isaac Hayes Family Pushes Legacy Into the Future With 'Unvaulted' Project

    August 18, 2014 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week marks six years since the untimely passing of music legend Isaac Hayes , but it should also be noted as new beginning of sorts. His family has united to form the Isaac Hayes Enterprises in Atlanta, a project which honors his legacy. Though ...

  2. Exclusive: Universal Music, X5 Music Partnership Debuts Blue Note and Verve Titles

    July 25, 2013 1:46 PM EDT The joint venture between Universal Music Group and X5 Music Group has released its first digital compilations containing the catalogs of Universal's Blue Note Records and Verve labels. The 11 releases by the U5 imprint include such legenda ...

  3. Jazz Great Donald Byrd Dead, Nephew Says

    February 07, 2013 9:12 PM EST The 80-year-old trumpeter's genre-spanning work has made him a hip-hop mainstay Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd died at the age of 80 earlier this week, according to a report from Amoeba . The music store's blog, citing "Facebook and em ...

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  5. Michael Chabon Digs Deep About Record Stores, Race and Writing 'Telegraph Avenue'

    September 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Telegraph Avenue author Michael Chabon at the "Brokeland Records" pop-up store inside Diesel Records in Oakland earlier this month. An effort between Harper (the book's publisher) and the store, the pop-up featured used-jazz records ...

  6. Don Was, Blue Note President, On Jamming With the Stones, New Albums by Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, More

    July 13, 2012 2:52 PM EDT Detroit's Concert of Colors homepage in whch Don Was will perform and lead his all-star revue. Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was is giving some love to his hometown's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is b ...

  7. Don Was Is Busy: Talks Rolling Stones, Van Morrison & Detroit Love

    July 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Grammy Award-winning producer and Blue Note Records president Don Was (the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan) is giving some love to his home town's jazz scene. Was (ne Fagenson) is back in Detroit this week for his annual All-Star Revue ...

  8. Alphonso 'Fonce' Mizell of the Mizell Brothers Dead at 68

    July 11, 2011 4:29 PM EDT Alphonso "Fonce" Mizell, a renowned producer, songwriter and member of Motown hit-makers The Corporation as well as half of the legendary production duo The Mizell Brothers, has passed away, according to a report in the L.A. Times . The ...

  9. Waltz for Koop.

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Swedish duo Koop—composers/producers/ remixers Oscar Simonsson and Magnus Zingmark—create the kind of sublime jazzy electronic landscapes that sit comfortably alongside offerings from th Swedish duo Koop—composers/producers/ remixers Oscar Simonsson ...