Hey, remember Lillian Hardin? Pianist, singer, band leader, promotor – she led all-female bands, all-male bands, and when she decided she’d had enough of life as a musician on the road, she became a clothes designer and restaurateur. Lil was also… Read More ›
It was probably 20 years ago when the thought struck me. I was at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham, listening to the US drummer Bobby Previte’s Weather Clear, Track Fast band. Previte, in Art Blakey mode, had chosen a… Read More ›
I’ve just been listening to jazz composer Maria Schneider talking to the Big Think camera. She has fascinating things to say about her early influences, how composition and improvisation interact in her music, how she looks for personality in sound,… Read More ›
Apparently we are seen as friendly and emotionally stable people, but with a limited sense of responsibility. This is how perusers of musical preferences and lists on social networking sites view lovers of jazz, according to a university study. Here is… Read More ›
Interesting press release about the Jazz Services Ltd-commissioned report into Jazz In The Media. Research showed that “jazz is still treated as inferior to classical music in the national broadcast press and on radio and television”. Yes, we knew that,… Read More ›
For a blog dedicated to jazz, how could I resist this, recommended by a friend. #116 Black Music that Black People Don’t Listen to Anymore « Stuff White People Like.