1. Wayne Shorter

    Wayne Shorter

    5 Albums, 0 Songs

    • Alegría
    • High Life
    • Joy Ryder
    • Phantom Navigator
    • Alegria
  2. Bassist Marcus Miller Injured in Fatal Bus Crash

    November 25, 2012 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and several members of his band were injured when their bus overturned Sunday on a busy highway in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said. The German-registered private bus tipped over as it drove into ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Herbie Hancock Launching International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  5. Herbie Hancock, U.N. Ambassador, Launches International Jazz Day

    March 20, 2012 8:18 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - 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 ...

  6. Santana Releasing 36th Album, 'Shape Shifter,' Others While in Vegas

    February 28, 2012 10:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Exclusive: Guitar icon's instrumental LP drops May 15, two weeks into his Las Vegas residency C arlos Santana will release a new solo instrumental album two weeks after he begins a two-year residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. It' ...

  7. Esperanza Spalding to Record 'Radio Music Society' Album in May

    March 01, 2011 8:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Still "as surprised as you can be" by her Best New Artist win at this year's Grammy Awards, Esperanza Spalding has already scoped out her next two album projects -- even as she tours to promote 2010's "Chamber Music Society. ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Making Movie, Katy Perry Appearing on 'HIMYM'

    January 06, 2011 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Wiz Khalifa Making Movie with Snoop Dogg Hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg revealed in a recent radio interview that he and up-and-coming rapper Wiz Khalifa are working on a mov ...

  9. 'Featuring' Norah Jones Track-By-Track

    November 10, 2010 10:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Over the years, jazzy pop chanteuse and pianist Norah Jones has teamed up with many of her favorite artists, and now she's collected 18 tracks for an entire album of collaborations on her tunes, their tunes, covers and even seasonal favorites l ...

  10. Herbie Hancock Enlists All-Star Cast For 'Imagine Project'

    May 28, 2010 2:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Herbie Hancock says his forthcoming album "The Imagine Project" -- due out June 22 -- was "the hardest record I've ever made." And not just because of the music. In fact, the legendary keyboardist tells Billboard.com that ac ...

  11. Herbie Hancock To Be Feted At Revived NYC Jazz Festival

    March 01, 2010 8:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Jazz legend Herbie Hancock will be feted at a belated 70th birthday bash at Carnegie Hall that will highlight the revival of a major summer jazz festival in the Big Apple. The pianist, who turns 70 on April 12, will be joined by comedian Bill Cosby, ...

  12. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 10:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Record ...

  13. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Record ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Santana In A Trio Mood For Next Album

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After three successful albums of high-profile collaborations, Carlos Santana is preparing for a different endeavor for 2008. After three successful albums of high-profile collaborations, Carlos Santana is preparing for a different endeavor for 2008. ...

  16. Weather Report's Joe Zawinul Dies At 75

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keyboardist Joe Zawinul, who played with Miles Davis and helped shape jazz fusion with his band Weather Report, died today (Sept. 11) in his native city of Vienna. He was 75. Keyboardist Joe Zawinul, who played with Miles Davis and helped shape jazz ...

  17. Herbie Hancock Unseals 'Letters' To Joni

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Herbie Hancock dives into the Joni Mitchell songbook on his new album, "River: The Joni Letters," dye Sept. 25 via Verve. Mitchell herself sings on a new version of "The Tea Leaf Prophecy," while Tina Herbie Hancock dives into th ...

  18. 22OnTV

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for May 28-June 3, 2007. MONDAY, May 28 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Maroon 5. "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Avril Lavigne. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Nelly ...

  19. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News P ...

  20. Billboard Bits: Santana, Idlewild, John O'Hurley

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Santana, Idlewild, John O'Hurley The release date for Santana's new album, "All That I Am," is on the move again. Having already been bumped from June 21 to Sept. 6, the Arista set is now pegged for a Nov. 1 release. No r ...

  21. Q&A: Wayne Shorter

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. During a two-night appearance at last month's Umbria Jazz Melbourne '05 festival in Australia, Wayne Shorter, jazz's pre-eminent saxophonist, was an intrepid astronaut navigating the musi ...

  22. Santana Album Pushed To September

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, Carlos Santana's new album, "All That I Am," has been pushed to Sept. 6. The reason for the change was unknown at deadline. Originally scheduled for a June 21 release via Arista, ...

  23. In Flux

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 During Ravi Coltrane's short-lived stint on RCA/BMG, he came into his own as a saxophonist, composer and bandleader after years of perfecting his craft and sound in the shadow of his heavyweight-champ During Ravi Coltrane's short-lived sti ...

  24. Jazz Notes

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Footprints" is the first published biography of saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Read Dan Ouellett's column. "Footprints" is the first published biography of saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Read Dan Ouellett's column. News Dan ...

  25. Seven Steps

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chronicling Miles Davis' 1963-64 Columbia recordings, this seven-CD set traces the hard-won evolution of the trumpeter's second great quintet. Chronicling Miles Davis' 1963-64 Columbia recordings, this seven-CD set traces the hard-won ...

  26. Vintage Hancock Albums Unearthed

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two rare Herbie Hancock albums will be released Aug. 17 via Columbia/Legacy. Two rare Herbie Hancock albums will be released Aug. 17 via Columbia/Legacy. Originally released in 1979, "VSOP Live Under the Sky" has been expanded for its maid ...

  27. Breaking & Entering

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Eastmountainsouth, Madlib and Sugababes. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. NORTH BOUND: Prior to f ...

  28. Santana In No Hurry On All-Spanish Album

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The idea that Carlos Santana could mine the Spanish-language marketplace is one that his label, Arista, and sister label BMG U.S. Latin have toyed with for years. The idea that Carlos Santana could mine the Spanish-language marketplace is one that h ...

  29. Alegría

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The road has been well-paved for Wayne Shorter's first studio album in eight years; the sax titan's new Verve set, Footprints Live!, justly earned critical acclaim last year, and a Blue Note two-disc The road has been well-paved for Wayne ...

  30. Week Of March 31-April 6

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related television highlights for March 31-April 6, 2003. Letterman's back! It's true, "The Late Show With David Letterman" will have its namesake host back behind the desk this week. Letterman last hosted the CBS show on F ...

  31. Hot Product

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- New albums from the all-star rap outfits Hot Boys ("Let 'Em Burn," Cash Money) and the Diplomats ("Diplomatic Immunity," Diplomat/Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). ...

  32. The Classic Blue Note Recordings

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wayne Shorter's 2002 Verve album, Footprints Live!, will rank high on many jazz critics' year-end top-10 lists, but the contents of this handy two-disc anthology shouldn't be forgotten as the bedrock Wayne Shorter's 2002 Verve al ...

  33. Travelogue

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The basic concept for this two-disc set is compelling: 1995 Billboard Century Award Honoree Joni Mitchell revisits 22 songs from her rich catalog, rerecording them with a 70-piece orchestra, a 13-pers The basic concept for this two-disc set is compe ...

  34. Joni Mitchell Says New Album Will Be Her Last

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, disgusted with the music business, has said her latest album will also be her last. "These are my last two records," the influential Canadian songstress said o Veteran singer/songwriter Joni Mitchel ...

  35. Jazz Is a Spirit

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This album was recorded before an audience at Master Control Studio in Burbank, Calif. Carrington is one of the great jazz prodigies of the last quarter-century-a drummer who received a full scholarsh This album was recorded before an audience at Ma ...

  36. Topdog/Underdog

    August 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The concept of a soundtrack to a straight stage play may seem odd, but it makes perfect sense for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog. The concept of a soundtrack to a straight stage play may seem odd, but it makes perfect sense for the Pulit ...

  37. Stars Set For Roving Verizon Festival

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau are among the headliners for the 2002 Verizon Music Festival, which is set to hit four cities this fall. The festival kicks off Sept. 17-22 in New York Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, India, and Al Jarreau ...

  38. MCA Brings 'Topdog' Music To Stores

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 MCA has set a July 30 release date for an album of songs inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play "Topdog/Underdog." The set is led by two new songs from the play's co-stars: Mos Def's "Th MCA has set a July 30 r ...

  39. The Infinite

    May 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prolific trumpeter/composer/band leader Dave Douglas returns with yet another great group—this one a quintet based on the funky ambience of In a Silent Way-era Miles Davis. Prolific trumpeter/composer/band leader Dave Douglas returns with yet anothe ...

  40. Round Midnight, Bird,Straight, No Chaser

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 DEXTER GORDON Round Midnight ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Herbie Hancock REISSUE PRODUCERS: Didier C. Deutsch, Darcy M. Proper Columbia/Legacy 85811 CHARLIE PARKER Bird ORIGINAL PRODUCER: Lennie Niehaus REISSU With characteristic initiative, Legacy has reissu ...

  41. Hundreds Of Acts Flock To 2002 Jazz Fest

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hundreds of acts, including Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, and India.Arie, have signed on to play the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, to be held at t Hundreds of acts, including Lenny Kravitz, Wynto ...

  42. Hancock Brings 'Future' To Clubs

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Musical innovator Herbie Hancock will take to the road next month for a 15-date North American club tour. The trek comes in support of his latest album, "Future 2 Future," released last September by T Musical innovator Herbie Hancock will ...

  43. NYC Jazz Benefit Planned

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jazz Alliance International (JAI), the jazz industry's non-profit trade group, will host "Made in America" Dec. 5 at New York's Town Hall as a benefit for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Du Jazz Alliance International ...

  44. Herbie Hancock Rocks It Again

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After four decades at the keyboard, Herbie Hancock still needs to be on the cutting edge. "It's part of my nature," he insists. "I get excited when trying out new stuff, whether it be an idea or equip After four decades at the ke ...

  45. Gigi

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw sings in the Amharic language of her native Ethiopia, with her keening voice negotiating richly ornamented melodies. Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw sings in the Amharic language of her native Ethiopia, with h ...

  46. Flood Of Releases Mark Miles' 75th

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia/Legacy are throwing a birthday party for Miles Davis -- and they want everybody to attend. May 26 is the 75th anniversary of the late trumpeter's birth in Alton, Ill., and the label is markin Columbia/Legacy are throwing a birthday par ...

  47. Stars Line Up For JVC Jazz In NYC

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Jarrett, Nina Simone, Wayne Shorter, Diana Krall, and Chick Corea are among the artists who will participate in the 29th annual JVC Jazz Festival - New York. The June 17-30 festival will feature Keith Jarrett, Nina Simone, Wayne Shorter, Diana ...