Stravinsky’s music and the music of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane have been compared to Cubism, is jazz the connector? We trace the influences.
Tag: music history
Composers throughout history have created great masterworks of art during times of hardship, here’s an examination of three such pieces.
Read the stories of four of our favorite American blues musicians to see how they ended up with some of the best nicknames of all time.
A closer look at the tradition of “blues shouting” in the early 1930s and ’40s, which helped inspire the creation of rock ‘n’ roll out of jazz and gospel.
On this day, 57 years ago, James Brown and his Famous Flames recorded what would become one of the most earth-shattering funk and soul albums of all time.
We take a closer look at how the legacy of the Akai MPC was shaped via its own characteristic properties and history itself.
Get to know some of the forgotten legends of an already-legendary American genre of music, the blues, in this historical deep dive into obscurity.
Now that I’m a professional touring artist myself, I wanted to revisit quotes from my favorite all-time artists to see if they’re still relevant. They are.
A brief history of how Miles Davis’ 1959 classic “Kind Of Blue” came to be, and the album’s impacts on all kinds of musical communities.
55 years ago today, the Rolling Stones released their “5×5” EP, the recording session in which they serendipitously met their blues idol, Muddy Waters.