The worlds of hip hop, acid jazz and rap all mourn today. Gil Scott-Heron is dead at the age of 62. Gil Scott Heron was the voice of the African American music community during its most turbulent times. Gil Scott-Heron laid the foundation for what would later become hip-hop, rap and acid-jazz. Widely known for his socially and politically [...]
It is with a heavy heart TMRZoo.com says goodbye to Jazz great James Moody. Though we have never had the honor of interviewing this Jazz legend, we did get the chance to meet with his long time collaborator Kenny Barron. Here is a repost of our interview with Kenny Barron from December of 2005. Sleep well Mr. Moody and thank you for so much beautiful music [...]
Dogfish Head Brewery Unveils It’s Bitches Brew To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ Masterpiece.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the original release of Bitches Brew Miles Davis' 1970 paradigm-shifting landmark fusion breakthrough, Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has created its own 'Bitches Brew' - a bold, dark beer that's a fusion of three threads imperial stout and one thread honey beer with gesho root, a gustatory analog [...]
Who the hell is John Scofield? There are a few of you outside of the jazz faithful that maybe asking this question. Scofield is one of the fathers of jazz fusion and acid jazz. This Berklee College of Music alum originally took expected and familiar paths by playing with Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan. He [...]
‘1959 – Jazz’s Greatest Year,’ Classic Albums by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus All Celebrate 50th Anniversaries in 2009
Judging by the flow of jazz masterpieces recorded that year -- among them, the Columbia Records classics Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis, and Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus -- 1959 may indeed be described as the landmark year in the history of modern jazz recording. In [...]
NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /TMRZoo.com/ -- This has been a year of success at the very highest level for Herbie Hancock. In a nearly 50-year recording career filled with many diverse achievements and awards, he was honored for the first time with a GRAMMY for Album Of The Year. The last time -- and the [...]