Phil Denny

Q&A: Phil Denny—Love Actually

New Year’s Eve is universally a day of celebration. People dance victoriously and sing together arm in arm; they’re jubilant to witness another year end and excited for what’s in store during the next 12 months. Star saxophonist Phil Denny […]

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In Memoriam: Remembering Natalie Cole

We entered 2016 with a collective tear in our eyes. R&B legend Natalie Cole passed away on December 31, 2015, from what’s

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Album Review: Candice Hoyes’ ‘On a Turquoise Cloud’

As music critics and journalists begin discussing the best album or albums of 2015, Candice Hoyes’ debut On

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Sample This: Herb Alpert’s “Rise”

In 1979, trumpet player, composer and arranger Herb Alpert released the album Rise, which included one side of original songs while side

Roy Ayers

Soul Retrospective: Roy Ayers

Vibraphonist, singer, and producer Roy Ayers is a master of many musical styles and genres, from acid-jazz, jazz-funk to romantic ballads

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The ‘80s: Sting’s ‘…Nothing Like The Sun’

In 1985, Sting quieted the voices of critics and naysayers when he made the move from the rock band The Police to

John Coltrane 'Lush Life'

Celebrating the 2016 GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees

On November 18, the Recording Academy announced its 2016 GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees. Comprised of singles and albums that are at

Allen Toussaint

In Memoriam: Allen Toussaint

New Orleans music icon and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Allen Toussaint passed away on November 10,

Grover Washington Jr

Soul Retrospective: Grover Washington Jr.

Grover Washington Jr. had a tremendous run of classic albums in the '70s and '80s including best selling titles like


The ‘80s: David Sanborn’s ‘A Change Of Heart’

While many artists were influenced by singing or playing music in church, a school band, growing up in a musical family, or seeing a

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