It's easy to make a match between kindred spirits, but creating a coherent whole out of near-polar opposites ... well, that's quite a bit tougher. The producers of the Texaco Jazzfest have an uncanny…
Arriving fashionably late for her first Gotham show in over a year, Astrud Gilberto marveled that she'd drawn a full house inclined to shake off the effects of an unexpected early evening monsoon…
Integrating classical themes into rock 'n' roll --- as evidenced by the dunderheaded noodling of, say, Emerson, Lake & Palmer --- is about as easy as mixing oil and water, largely because literal…
As the self-proclaimed "greatest entertainer dead or alive," Buster Poindexter knows a thing or two about timing. To prove it, he's decided to surrender his nouveau lounge kingdom to the copyists who…
Since ska --- retooled for the mosh-pit set --- has moved to the mainstream after more than three decades on pop culture's back burner, there's no reason the equally enduring rockabilly genre can't…
Giving the drummer some" is an established tradition in jazz, but allowing the drummer to take center stage as a bandleader in his own right? Well, that's quite a rarity.
When Sean Lennon announced, halfway through his New York solo debut, that he was about to do a cover by "the greatest band ever," he raised plenty of eyebrows by promptly launching into a lovely…