Staying Human With Jon Batiste
When he’s not leading the band on Stephen Colbert’s show, this jazz prodigy is bringing diverse audiences together through his music. And that idea is welcome in these tense times.
Scotty Moore: A Founding Father of Modern Guitar
He played alongside a legend, but Scotty Moore’s work on the guitar was also legendary. Here we look at the artist and his contribution to rock music.
Billy Joel’s “52nd Street”: Jazz, Rock, Tension, Release
In 1978, Billy Joel released an album that yielded some radio-friendly hits but some under-the-radar treasures worth another listen.
Gil Scott-Heron: Hail the Bluesologist
As part of 2021’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Gil Scott-Heron’s groundbreaking work is pivotal in rap, neo-soul, funk, and more.
What’s The Common Thread Among the Most Influential Rock Groups?
We all know about how American blues and early rock influenced some great groups. But what about some other surprising other musical genres?