Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of the legendary Stones Throw Records, has presided over some of the most important releases and moments in modern hip-hop history. Recently, a Kickstarter-funded documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, was released about his iconic mecca of underground hip-hop beats. It h ... More >>
It's going to be pretty hard to think of a better way to celebrate a pre-Mother's Day meal after you've read about the first ever Overtown Gospel Brunch.Bring your best church hat for lookin' fancy, a big fan because it's hot in Miami, and a loose dress, because there will be lots of chow. Brunch ... More >>
Famous Arkansas groupie Sweet Connie Hamzy.The Grand Funk Railroad song "We're an American Band" opens with the lines: "Out on the road for forty days/Last night in Little Rock, put me in a haze/Sweet, sweet Connie was doin' her act/She had the whole show and that's a natural fact." A still-acti ... More >>
Courtesy of Random HouseMost baseball fans are familiar with Satchel Paige, the absolutely dominant Negro Leagues pitcher who played pro baseball for 40 years. In 1948, Bill Veeck, the legendary owner of the Cleveland Indians, finally gave the 41-year-old Paige a chance to pitch in th ... More >>
Ranking the best of what went around and came around again.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
Songs in A&E (Universal)
Van Morrison ventures back into the slipstream.
The Legendary Max Roach At work In sad news, great jazz percussionist Max Roach passed away yesterday at the age of 83. He'd been sick for some time according to reports and died on Wednesday in a Manhattan hospital. Roach was one of the well noted innovators of bebop jazz and worked with everyone ... More >>
Wynton Marsalis and Odadaa! leaven America with Africa
Joe Donato digs all that jazz
Sex Mob flies in the face of traditionalists with its pop-inspired avant-jazz sound
Celebrating some of 2003's best efforts in Latin music
Florida's Moving Image Archive pulls out some fine footage
From the man who put words to canvas and called it art, Ed Ruscha gets a Miami retrospective
Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi plays it every which way
Heather Davis and Rose Max tend to Brazilian jazz
Two documentaries deliver a real taste of Jewish history
So where's that Cuban musical invasion?
How Tito Puente transformed the timbales and his fans
The Complete Columbia Recordings (Sony)
Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos
The thrill still isn't gone for B.B. King
October 15 - 21, 1998
May 7 - 13, 1998
When he appeared in Miami last year, jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba ignited a firestorm of controversy. Though he now lives in South Florida, he just wants to play music, not politics.
Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis refuses to slide on his brothers' reps
Just how popular is Juan Luis Guerra? If you have to ask, you haven't been listening.