Sun February 3, 2013
Music Interviews

Kris Kristofferson On Writing For — And Outliving — His Idols

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 8:06 am

At age 76, musician Kris Kristofferson is still writing songs. His new album is called Feeling Mortal.
Courtesy of the artist

Kris Kristofferson writes the kind of songs that people love to sing: songs like "Help Me Make It Through The Night," from 1970. Jerry Lee Lewis recorded a version, as did Joan Baez — and even Elvis.

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Sat February 2, 2013
Music Interviews

Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 4:41 pm

Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net.
Robert Ascroft Courtesy of the artist

The New York Times doesn't mince words when it writes, "Wayne Shorter is generally acknowledged to be jazz's greatest living composer."

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Sat February 2, 2013
Marc on the Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Son Seals

Blues guitarist Son Seals in Paris, France, October 1977
Lioneldecoster Wikimedia - Creative Commons

Son Seals was truly born into the Blues.

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Fri February 1, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 3:13 pm

Stride piano pioneer James P. Johnson had dreams of becoming a successful symphonic composer.
William Gottlieb


Fri February 1, 2013
World Cafe

Beach House On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 1:05 pm

Beach House.
Liz Flyntz Courtesy of the artist

Sitting down with Beach House is a bit like listening to the band's music. No matter how many times we feature Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, they impress with their relaxed complexity and refreshing insight into how music can work.

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