1. Jack Bruce, Cream Bassist, Bandleader and Solo Musician: An Appreciation

    October 25, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Jack Bruce , the virtuoso bassist, bandleader, songwriter and singer best known for his tenure with Cream during the 1960s, passed away Saturday (Oct. 24) at the age of 71. Jack Bruce, Bassist for Cream, Dies at 71 A message on Bruce's offici ...

  2. Cheb I Sabbah, Global Dance DJ, Dead at 66

    November 10, 2013 12:47 AM EST Algerian-born, San Francisco-based global house DJ, producer and musician, Cheb I Sabbah has died, according to numerous reports. Sabbah, whose omnivorous, globe-spanning traditional beats and sounds culled from Africa, Asia, the Middle East ...

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  4. 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 ...

  5. The Dude Abides: Jeff Bridges Delivers a Self-Titled Album

    August 12, 2011 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Bridges is receiving the kind of exposure for his new, self-titled album that Otis "Bad" Blake would probably kill for. This month, Bridges is booked to perform on "Today," "Live! With Regis and Kelly," "The T ...

  6. Andrew W.K. Song Premiere

    September 02, 2009 5:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's no denying that Andrew W.K. is, as he phrases it, a "crazy, bloody-nosed rocker." But these days, the man best known for his party-fueled 2001 solo debut, "I Get Wet," is finding a new niche in classical music. Entit ...

  7. Yoko Ono, Roots To Play London's Meltdown Festival

    April 28, 2009 1:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first acts confirmed for London's Meltdown Festival, which runs June 13 to June 21 at the Southbank Centre, include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, Cornelius, Patti Smith, Robert Wyatt, Yo La Tengo, Baaba Maal and Moby. The Roots wi ...

  8. Yoko Ono, Moby Sign Up To Meltdown Fest

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The first acts confirmed for London's Meltdown Festival, which runs June 13 to June 21 at the Southbank Centre, include Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, Cornelius, Patti Smith, Robert Wyatt, Yo La Tengo, Baaba Maal and Moby. The Roots ...

  9. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip ...

  10. Ornette Coleman To Direct Meltdown Fest

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jazz musician Ornette Coleman has been revealed as the artistic director for the South Bank Centre's 16th annual Meltdown Festival in London, running from June 12 to 21. Coleman, a saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer, is renowned ...

  11. Jazz Bassist Haden Returns To Country Roots On CD

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST After a career on modern jazz's cutting edge, bassist Charlie Haden acknowledges being scared before recording his first country music album at Ricky Skaggs' Nashville, Tenn., studio. But with a little help from family and friends, Haden ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song ...

  15. Wilco, Widespread Panic, White Stripes Close Bonnaroo

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco, Widespread Panic and the White Stripes helped close Bonnaroo in grand fashion on Sunday (June 17) in Manchester, Tenn., a day which was marred by jazz legend Ornette Coleman's on-stage collapse Wilco, Widespread Panic and the White Strip ...

  16. Ornette Coleman Hospitalized After Bonnaroo Collapse

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jazz legend Ornette Coleman collapsed from heat stroke on stage during a performance today (June 17) at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn., and is now in a local hospital under doctor's superv Jazz legend Ornette Coleman collapsed from ...

  17. The Police, Ween, Flaming Lips Star At Bonnaroo

    June 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Police's first festival appearance since reuniting last month and performances by Ween and the Flaming Lips highlighted the Saturday (June 16) bill at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. Th The Police's first festival appearance ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song ...

  20. Coleman Wins Pulitzer For 'Sound Grammar'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ornette Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize for music yesterday (April 16) for his 2006 album, "Sound Grammar," the first jazz work to be bestowed with the honor. Ornette Coleman won the Pulitzer Prize for music yesterday (April 16) for his 200 ...

  21. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon (page 5)

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Continued from page 4 ... You once tri ...

  22. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, M ...

  23. Death Permeates Lifetime Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music greats such as Joan Baez, the Doors and the Grateful Dead won lifetime Grammy achievement awards yesterday (Feb. 10), although many of those honored did not live long enough to receive them. "Th Music greats such as Joan Baez, the Doors a ...

  24. Shakira, Wyclef Lead New Grammy Performers

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shakira and Wyclef Jean will team up for a performance during Sunday's (Feb. 11) Grammy Awards, while Chris Brown, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson will perform during a tribute segment to male R&amp Shakira and Wyclef Jean will team up fo ...

  25. 06OnTV

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Feb. 5-11, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 5 "TRL," MTV Featured Artist(s): Gnarls Barkley, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Lopez, The Game. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Fall Out Boy ( ...

  26. Doors, Dead To Receive Grammys

    December 20, 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 Callas, organizers said Tuesday. Other honorees incl ...

  27. Doors, Dead, Callas Earn Lifetime Grammys

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Gratefu ...

  28. 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 ...

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

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 histor ...

  30. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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 o ...

  31. Near Mint Debuts With Solo Guitar Compilation

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 acou ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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 ...

  33. The Bad Plus 'Give' Again

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  34. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <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 ...

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

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Festiva ...

  36. The Raven

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 revol ...

  37. Reed's 'Raven' Reinterprets Poe

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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& ...

  38. Reed Readies 'Raven' Record

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  39. Contemporary: Original Jazz Classics Sampler

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 j ...

  40. Footsteps of Our Fathers

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  41. Veteran Bluesmen Team For Tour

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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- ...

  42. Branford Launches Label As Jazz Alternative

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 hi ...

  43. Scar

    June 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 i ...

  44. Henry Hitches Tour Rides With Byrne, Harris

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ch ...

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

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  47. Billboard Bits: Puffy, Mascis, Joe Henry, and more

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Sean Puffy Combs, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, Carl Thomas, Brandy, Brian McKnight, J Mascis, Mike Watt, Ron Asheton, Stooges, Joe Henry, Ornette Coleman, Madonna, Marc Ribot, Brad Mehldau, Jeffe Embattled rapper/producer Sean "Puffy" ...