Jazz

Women In Jazz: 10 Ladies Who Changed Music Forever

When we speak of women in Jazz, we often draw the link to great singers who left their mark in the industry, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Etta James and Nina Simone, only to mention a few, even though there have been a decent number of instrumentalists....

Top Jazz Albums of 2016

The past year was one iconic bad a year on almost all fronts, but not in music. If you dig deeper than the muddy surface that’s filled with mediocrity and comme...

Top Jazz Albums of 2015

  People keep saying things like 'music has gone to shit' or 'back in the golden days of music'. While in fact, we're living in the golden age of music....

Miles Davis: Top 15 Songs

// Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered o...

5 Badass Jazz Tracks That’ll Bop You Hard

This jazz movement was mostly prevailent from the early 1950’s to the mid 1960’s, with its champions being Art Blakey, Hank Mobley, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, and many more. The legendary jazz label Blue Note Records was the home of hard bop for many years. So here we go, bop it!...

The Instrumental That Introduced The Drum Solo to Rock

Ginger Baker is mostly known for his work with a band that went by the name of Cream. You might recognize the lead guitarist of this band, Eric Clapton. Cream was short-lived (1966 - 1968) but its legacy and influence on the history of Rock 'N' Roll are immense. Despite the fact that Ginger Baker hated to be called a Rock drummer (his idols were Jazz legends such as Max Roach and Art Blakey), the musical impact he created reached greats like Carlos Santana, Johnny Rotten and Stewart Copeland....