1. Paco de Lucia Remembered by Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Many More

    February 27, 2014 9:30 PM EST Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in his native Algeciras, after a public wake expected to attract a massive crowd to the Southern Spanish city. Since de ...

  2. International Artists Pay Tribute to Paco de Lucia

    February 27, 2014 8:57 PM EST 5 3 1 The flamenco guitar master, who left behind an unreleased album, will be laid to rest this weekend in Southern Spain Paco de Lucia, who revolutionized flamenco guitar and influenced musicians around the world, will be laid to rest this weekend in hi ...

  3. Carnival Records Founder Joe Evans Dies

    January 23, 2014 3:07 AM EST Joe Evans, well-respected musician and founder of Carnival Records, died on Jan. 17 in Richmond, Virginia of undisclosed causes. He was 97 years old.  Evans established Carnival in 1961. Affiliated with more than 30 solo artists and groups, the la ...

  4. John Coltrane Fans Hope to Turn Jazz Great’s Home Into A Museum

    November 03, 2013 10:51 PM EST In a quiet, tree-lined suburb of New York City sits an unassuming brick ranch house that many musicians consider hallowed ground. This is where saxophonist John Coltrane composed the epic 1964 jazz masterpiece "A Love Supreme," shortly a ...

  5. Blue Note and Panasonic Partner on In-Car Audio (Exclusive)

    September 26, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Blue Note Records has signed a licensing partnership with Panasonic to help develop and co-market a car audio system that would be tuned to the types of music featured in Blue Note's catalog, whose artists range from Norah Jones and Van ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. The 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 21, 2012 11:10 AM EST hailing the game-changing recordings that make up the 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees. Twenty-seven titles will be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame this year -- ranging from a 1920s jug-band classic and the first Cajun song to be recorded up th ...

  8. Ravi Shankar's Impact on Pop Music: An Appreciation

    December 12, 2012 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ravi Shankar 's arrival in Western music has widely been ascribed to his association with the Beatles, particularly George Harrison, and his stunning performance at the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival that also introduced West Coast au ...

  9. Ravi Shankar to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

    December 12, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 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, P ...

  10. Ravi Shankar, Carole King, Temptations, Patti Page, More to Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 12, 2012 8:26 AM EST 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 receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. In a s ...

  11. Ravi Shankar, Sitar Maestro, Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Ravi Shankar, the master sitar player who earned three Grammys and left an indelible mark on generations of pop influencers including the Beatles, died on Tuesday at a hospital near his home in San Diego, his foundation and record label announced . ...

  12. Ravi Shankar - Idol of George Harrison, Estranged Father of Norah Jones - Dead at 92

    December 11, 2012 11:43 PM EST Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. The prime minister& ...

  13. Obama's iPod: From Jay-Z to John Coltrane

    October 29, 2012 9:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 President Barack Obama's iPod could pass for a voter outreach tool. Interviewed Monday on Cincinnati radio station WIZF, Obama ran through his musical tastes, an eclectic and all-encompassing list of artists and tracks that reflect the varied c ...

  14. Inside Blue Note Records' Dazzling Spotify App

    September 13, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Blue Note Records, the renowned American Jazz record label that since 1939 has developed and released the work of some of the genre's most important icons - including John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancoc ...

  15. Google Being Sued For Copyright Infringement Over Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane Photos

    April 26, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Google is being sued for copyright infringement in connection with its Google Music service launched late last year. But this isn't a run-of-the-mill case. It involves photographs of John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix, the involvement of artist T ...

  16. Album Reviews: Mitch Ryder, Sharon Van Etten, Dierks Bentley And More

    February 17, 2012 10:30 AM EST 0 0 R&B Mitch Ryder The Promise Producer: Don Was Label: Michigan Broadcasting Corp. Release Date: Feb. 14 It's been nearly 30 years since Mitch Ryder's last U.S. album, but he's hardly been a sleeping dog since that John Mellencamp-pro ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Observing Remembrance Day

    November 11, 2011 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and coun ...

  18. Queensryche Toasts 30th Anniversary with 'Dedicated to Chaos' Album

    July 05, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 When a group is trying to break into the business, there are plenty of ways to get attention. It can get a jump-start by self-recording its first album and distributing it online. It can build a social networking force the same way. If it makes the ...

  19. Ramones, Dolly Parton Receiving Lifetime Achievement Grammys

    December 22, 2010 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 British actress Julie Andrews , country icon Dolly Parton , jazz drummer Roy Haynes , and punk pioneers the Ramones will receive Grammy Awards for lifetime achievement next year, organizers said on Wednesday. Recipients also include the Juilliard St ...

  20. Billboard Bits: MGMT Denies Being Hit with Urine, Obama Talks Rap Music

    September 28, 2010 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. MGMT Denies Being Pelted with Urine After claims that MGMT drummer Will Berman was hit with a glass full of urine at the band's Manchester, England show last night ( ...

  21. Jazz Piano Legend Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 M ...

  22. Jazz Pianist, Composer Hank Jones Dies At 91

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM 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 M ...

  23. Country Icon Hank Williams Receives Pulitzer

    April 13, 2010 1:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hank Williams , the country pioneer who is among the most influential singer-songwriters in music, was given a special Pulitzer Prize citation. The Pulitzer board awarded the late singer for his lifetime achievement, based on a confidential survey o ...

  24. Warner Ups John Kelleher To Head WCJ

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Warner Music has appointed long-term consultant John Kelleher as head of Warner Classic & Jazz (WCJ). Kelleher will oversee the day-to-day operations of WCJ in the newly created role, reporting to Simon Robson, CFO of Warner Music U.K. The appoint ...

  25. Freddie Hubbard 'Jazz Wave' Performances Unearthed

    May 07, 2009 7:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 For his first posthumous release, famed jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard will resurface on June 2 with "Without a Song: Live In Europe 1969." Hubbard, who died last December at age 70, will join the ranks of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk w ...

  26. Recording Academy Honors Blue Note

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Blue Note Records received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy on Tuesday night, in recognition of the jazz label's 70th anniversary. In that time, Blue Note artists have ranged from Thelonious Monk to John Coltrane to ...

  27. Jazz Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Dies

    December 29, 2008 3:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who played with legends such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock, died today (Dec. 29) in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Hubbard, who had suffered a heart attack on Nov. 26, was 70. Bor ...

  28. Jazz Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Dies

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who played with legends such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock, died today (Dec. 29) in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Hubbard, who had suffered a heart attack on Nov. 26, was 70. B ...

  29. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on Th ...

  30. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies follo ...

  31. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel c ...

  32. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenc ...

  33. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning without an 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the par ...

  34. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied veterinary medicine at Emory University before embarking on a music career. He placed 42 s 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies follo ...

  35. Coltrane Home Gets Historic Distinction

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The home of legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane has been added to both the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places. The Dix Hills, Long Island home was the residence of Coltrane, wife Alice and their family from 1964 to 19 ...

  36. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves. Stevens' "Illinois" features a comic-book-style cover image of 2005 - Not even the Man of Steel c ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Bruce Hornsby, Robert Wyatt, Gucci Mane

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Hornsby will release his first full-length instrumental jazz album, "Camp Meeting," Aug. 7 via Legacy. Bruce Hornsby will release his first full-length instrumental jazz album, "Camp Meeting," Aug. 7 via Legacy. Joined by r ...

  38. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenc ...

  39. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home on. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning without an 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the par ...

  40. Jazz Performer Alice Coltrane Dies

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Alice Coltrane, a jazz performer and composer and wife of the late saxophone legend John Coltrane, has died. She was 69. Coltrane died Friday of respiratory failure at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, said her sister, Marilyn McLeod. For ne ...

  41. Saxophonist Michael Brecker Dies After Leukemia Fight

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday. He was 57. Brecker died in a hospital in New York o Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential ten ...

  42. Jazz Pianist Alice Coltrane Dies At 69

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alice Coltrane, a jazz performer and composer and wife of the late saxophone legend John Coltrane, has died. She was 69. Coltrane died Friday of respiratory failure at West Hills Hospital and Medical Alice Coltrane, a jazz performer and composer and ...

  43. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 di ...

  44. Atlantic Co-Founder Ahmet Ertegun In Coma

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun is in a coma after injuring his brain in a fall, his doctor said yesterday (Dec. 11). Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun is in a coma after injuring his brain in a fall, his doctor said yesterday (Dec ...

  45. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy ill ...

  46. This Day in Music

    July 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Severe throat pain suffered by Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno scotches the band's hometown appearance in Sacramento, Calif. Doctors order the singer _ who at one point is unable to sp 2005 - Not even the Man of Stee ...

  47. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap come back from the dead at New York's Carnegie Hall with a 20-song, 90-minute performance as part of the annual Toyota Comedy Festival.<br clear="no 2004 - Soprano saxophon ...

  48. Orange And Black Back For Impulse Celebration

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. ...

  49. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Pop star George Michael is arrested for investigation of engaging in misdemeanor lewd conduct. The arrest is made at Will Rogers Park in Beverly Hills, Calif., after an undercover office 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the p ...

  50. JACK DeJOHNETTE FEATURING BILL FRISELL, "The Elephant Sleeps but Still Remembers"

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jack DeJohnette specializes in a brand of drumming that might best be described as defiantly musical, as demonstrated by everything from his early '60s work with John Coltrane... Jack DeJohnette specializes in a brand of drumming that might bes ...

Pages