The Long Journey to “Billie”
The new documentary, “Billie,” is as much about the legendary jazz icon as it is her passionate biographer who died mysteriously.
“Blonde On the Tracks”: Emma Swift’s Fresh Take on Dylan
Aussie singer Emma Swift was galvanized after discovering Bob Dylan. She puts a unique spin on Bob in the witty “Blonde On the Tracks.”
The Ultimate Winter Jazz Playlist
Few things warm up a drab winter weekend better than some great jazz. From Billie to Nina, Louis to ‘Trane, here’s an essential playlist.
A New Box Set Celebrates Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke ranks among the top singers of all time. An upcoming box set captures his early genius — snuffed out too soon.
A Fire Destroyed Old-Style Master Tapes…And Why We Should Care
In 2008, a fire at Universal Music Group destroyed the irreplaceable work of countless recording artists. We just recently learned just how bad it was. Here’s why it’s a huge deal.