When you think “Motown,” iconic songs like Marvin Gaye’s “Heard It Through the Grapevine” or the Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love” come to mi...
In the new Amazon series Crisis in six Scenes, Woody Allen frames his meandering plot with classic jazz hits from the ’60s: “Moanin’” played...
Before I jump into this month’s column, I need to issue some corrections from last month.
Written music notation provides a visual description of sound. Some bass players don’t read well, but they deliver an electrifying pulse.
James Brown. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 50-plus years, you have been touched by this man’s genius.
Can you find Tunisia on a map without using online help? I thought so.
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Jazz theory has a bad rap. If you hang around online music forums long enough, someone inevitably claims that theorists ruin music, and ever...
Exploring the “thin black line” between R&B and rock & roll, I find there are artists clearly on one side or the other, and ones that stradd...
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