As origin stories go, this one is pretty amazing. The latest “Deconstructing the Beatles” films trace the band’s early years: from a fateful garden party (well, fete, if you’re a stickler) to the cusp of global mania.
On its 50th anniversary, “The White Album” is examined inside and out by various Beatle experts. Hosted by Monmouth University, this symposium should earn you an “extra credit” for fun.
Our interview with Medeski Martin & Wood’s keyboardist comes as he’s creating music at a fevered pace, both with his experimental jazz trio and his own band Mad Skillet. Learn more about John Medeski’s pair of recent albums.