Jazz

This image provided by Mercyland Records in February 2020 shows the cover for the album “Open Heart” by Phil Madeira. (Stacie Huckeba/Mercyland Records via AP)
February 11, 2020 - 12:54 pm
Phil Madeira, “Open Heart” (Mercyland Records) The final song on Phil Madeira’s new album is “Monk,” as in Thelonious, and it’s a savory celebration of soul-stirring music rooted in the blues — the sort of sounds that make up “Open Heart.” On his third fine album in less than two years, the...
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February 10, 2020 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards, died Monday in Los Angeles, it was announced. He was 66. Mays had a “long battle with a recurring illness,” according to Pat Metheny’s website. “Lyle was one of the...
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January 25, 2020 - 3:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway producer Margo Lion, who helped bring the Tony Award-winning musicals “Jelly's Last Jam” and “Hairspray” to the stage and also worked on Tony Kushner's two-part classic “Angels in America,” has died at age 75. Her son, Matthew Nemeth, told The Associated Press that she died...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2013 file photo, jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Marsalis, a jazz legend and patriarch of the Marsalis family, is stepping down from the weekly Friday night show he’s done for about three decades at Snug Harbor in New Orleans. The 85-year-old Marsalis will still perform on occasion at the club along with other artists.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 08, 2020 - 3:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis, a New Orleans musical legend and patriarch of one of the most famous jazz families, is taking a retirement — of sorts. He's no longer doing the weekly gig he's had for more than three decades. Marsalis has performed at Snug Harbor on Frenchman Street every Friday...
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December 31, 2019 - 4:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Sheldon, an acclaimed jazz musician whose trumpet graced the award-winning song “The Shadow of Your Smile” and who was known to TV viewers as the puckish sidekick to talk show host Merv Griffin, has died. He was 88. Sheldon died Friday of natural causes, his longtime manager...
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This cover image released by Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia shows "Lemonade," by Beyonce, named one of the top albums of the decade by the Associated Press. (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 15 albums of the decade by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Beyoncé, “Lemonade”: At the beginning of this decade, Beyoncé was already the greatest singer of her generation. She won a record six Grammys in a single night, had women AND MEN “oh-oh-oh’ing” to the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 1967 file photo, members of the rock group Cream depart from Heathrow Airport in London, for their American tour. The trio, walking with unidentified female companions, from left are, base guitarist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and lead guitarist Eric Clapton. Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at age 80, his family said. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp, File)
October 06, 2019 - 8:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, died Sunday at age 80, his family said. Baker wielded his blues power and jazz technique to help break open popular music and become one of the world's most admired...
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FILE - This April 19, 2017 file photo shows Aretha Franklin performing at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall in New York. A previously unreleased Franklin recording of “O Tannebaum" will be released as part of the holiday album “Big Band Holidays II” from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 24, 2019 - 10:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is bringing the gift of a previously unreleased Aretha Franklin recording. "Big Band Holidays II" from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has a holiday album that will feature the late icon singing "O Tannebaum." Franklin performed the song as she...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2005 file photo shows singer Art Neville performing during the "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy" benefit concert in New York. Neville, a member of one of New Orleans' storied musical families, the Neville Brothers, and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters, has died at age 81. Neville's manager, Kent Sorrell, confirmed that Neville died Monday, July 22, 2019. The cause of death was not immediately available. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)
July 22, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Art Neville, a member of a storied New Orleans musical family who performed with his siblings in The Neville Brothers band and founded the groundbreaking funk group The Meters, died Monday. The artist nicknamed "Poppa Funk" was 81. Neville's manager, Kent Sorrell, said Neville...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2004 file photo, Brazilian composer Joao Gilberto performs at Carnegie Hall, in New York. The Brazilian singer and composer, who is considered one of the fathers of the Bossa Nova genre, has died. His death was confirmed by his children on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Gilberto was 88 years old. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 06, 2019 - 5:51 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died Saturday, his son said. He was 88. Joao Marcelo said his...
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