1. 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 ...

  2. Blue Note Records, ArtistShare Create Crowdfunding Label

    May 08, 2013 1:19 PM EDT Jazz label Blue Note Records has joined with crowdfunding platform ArtistShare in a new partnership called Blue Note/ArtistShare committed to discovering and nurturing up-and-coming young jazz talent. Inside Blue Note Records' Dazzling Spot ...

  3. Bootsy Collins Taps Snoop Dogg, George Clinton for First Album in Five Years

    January 11, 2011 5:28 AM EST 0 0 0 A desire to memorialize his heroes -- including James Brown , Jimi Hendrix , Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider and jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis -- drove Bootsy Collins to make "Tha Funk Capitol of the World,&q ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2006 - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Ro ...

  8. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Rouge, La. at the age of 52. 2006 - Producer and songwriter, Rudy Taylor, who toured with Bobby Womack as musical arranger, dies in Baton Ro ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2004 - The third time is the ch ...

  12. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2004 - The third time is the ch ...

  13. Chart Beat

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monk, Colbrane, Shearing, Hancock and others give Billboard's jazz charts a vintage feel. JAZZ MEN AND WOMEN: The Billboard jazz charts look like they were compiled in the 1950s or 1960s this week, with six debuts from artists whose careers har ...

  14. Hot Product

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coltrane/Monk Jazz Giants Blue Note this week unveils the first official release of a coveted 1957 concert document featuring jazz legends Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. The source material for "Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane at ...

  15. Dizzy Gillespie Auction Draws Crowds

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dizzie Gillespie can still draw a paying crowd. An auction of items from the late jazz legend's Englewood, N.J., home drew musicians, former colleagues and Web site viewers from as far away as Switzer Dizzie Gillespie can still draw a paying cr ...

  16. Jazz Bassist Al McKibbon Dies At 86

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performed with greats of bebop era. Al McKibbon, a bassist who brought a masterly fusion of jazz and Latin music to the George Shearing quintet and other groups in the 1940s and '50s, has died. He was 86. One of the last great string bass pla ...

  17. Breaking & Entering

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lynne Arriale, Thicke, Stagga Lee, and Hot Hot Heat. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billb ...

  18. Jazz On Sale

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On his debut album for Khaeon, jazz violinist Christian Howes teams with bassist Pablo Martin and pianist Federico Lechner to track a quiet, rather lyrical set of tunes. On his debut album for Khaeon, jazz violinist Christian Howes teams with bassis ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Legendary Jazz Bassist Ray Brown Dies

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, and his one-time wife Ella Fitzgerald in a career that spanned more than half a century, has Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played w ...

  21. Billie Holiday Celebrated With Brand New 'Lady Day'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For various cultural and commercial reasons, Billie Holiday's later years with Commodore, American Decca, and Verve have garnered more attention than the early years of her career, not only in recent American pop music abounds in tragic icons-a ...