Podcast – “Here’s the thing…” a conversation with Jonathan Freilich

Jonathan Freilich is a composer, guitarist, and bandleader in New Orleans. He and Jeff have been friends and colleagues for over 20 years, and here they converse about theirs creative processes, how presentation of music effects performance, and changes in the scene. (Michael Ray’s website)
Tags: Podcast, New Orleans, Jazz, Michael Ray, Jeff, Jonathan Freilich

Billboard Japan’s Top 10 Highest Selling Anime Songs for First Half of 2020

Avid listeners to songs that have been used in animation in some form or another will likely be interested in the results of this ranking, as it has ascertained the best-selling anime songs for the first half of 2020, many entries hailing from films as opposed to actual weekly shows. The ranking, which tracked sales […]
Tags: Frozen, Music, Japan, Rankings, OP, Doraemon, Anime, Ed, Video Gallery, Crayon Shin-chan, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Enen no Shouboutai

WestCoast Gillie – “I Aint Mad” Prod. By Misfit Soto (Video)

“I Aint Mad”, the latest music video by WestCoast Gillie produced by Misfit Soto off the new EP, “Judge Me Not“, available on all platforms.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Misfit Soto, WestCoast Gillie

Z Black – “Zzz Land” EP

“Zzz Land “, is Z-Black‘s fresh man project consisting of new school and old school Hip Hop catering to all heads. Its about his growth within this society being able to express himself as a underground artist.   
Tags: Albums, Jazz

Genecist – “Foreword” EP

Genecist 2nd released EP “Foreword” is the beginning to a series of projects Genecist plans to drop in the very near future that tells the tale of the journey Genecist has found his way on through music and the trials, choices, and revelations that were brought forth on this path. All Blerds, Comic book, Anime, and Video Games fans will find a deep appreciation for the lyrics without leaving out the average listener!  Enjoy the compilation of stories and songs that mark specific time periods in...
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Genecist

Watch Mariah Carey Join The Schitt’s Creek Cast On The Obamas’ Graduation Special

Mariah Carey joined the cast of the sitcom Schitt's Creek during the Obamas' virtual graduation special on Sunday. The cast, who were all performing in-character, sang a rendition of Carey's "Hero" before Carey herself popped up for a message to the Class Of 2020: "To all the teachers and professors -- especially those … More »
Tags: Music, News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mariah Carey, Obamas, Carey, Creek, Schitt's Creek

For a Trailblazing Female Composer, a Prestigious Recording

Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet is on a new album from the Takacs Quartet and Garrick Ohlsson.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Beach, Amy, Garrick, Amy Beach, Ohlsson, Takacs Quartet

Camila Cabello, Chris Martin, Khalid, Tove Lo, & More Cover U2’s “Beautiful Day” For The Class Of 2020

During Sunday's virtual graduation ceremony that was put on by the Obamas, Bono introduced a cover of U2's "Beautiful Day" that was organized by Finneas O'Connell, brother to Billie Eilish. The cover included contributions from Coldplay's Chris Martin, Camila Cabello, Ty Dolla $ign, Cynthia Erivo, Khalid, Leon Bridges, Noah Cyrus, and Ben … More »
Tags: Music, News, Bono, U2, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Ty Dolla $ign, Tove Lo, Leon Bridges, Ben, Connell, Khalid, Cynthia Erivo, Billie Eilish, Ben Platt, Camila Cabello

Watch The Obamas’ Virtual Graduation Event With Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, & More

Barack and Michelle Obama are hosting a virtual graduation ceremony today to honor those leaving school as part of the Class Of 2020. It was originally supposed to happen on Saturday, but was rescheduled to observe a memorial service for George Floyd that was held in North Carolina yesterday. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, North Carolina, Barack, Obamas, George Floyd, Beyoncé Taylor Swift Lady Gaga

Composer Shaina Taub Pulled Off Her Stoop And Arrested By NYPD

Taub, a composer who has written music for the Public’s Twelfth Night and As You Like It, was cheering on a peaceful protest on her street, from her own stoop, when she and her husband were arrested. – Vulture
Tags: Art, Music, Taub, Shaina Taub, 06.06.20

The Musicians’ Union In Britain Calls For A Relaxation Of Coronavirus-Related Rules

For musicians, that is. Two meters (roughly the USian-advised 6 feet) of distance is just too far to be practical for performing musicians, according to Musicians’ Union leader Horace Trubridge. “Many musicians had been earning £20,000 a year or less even before coronavirus, and some were missing out on furlough payments and loans, he said, adding: ‘I can’t see anything really significant happening this year to help them out of this hole.'”- BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Britain, Musicians Union, Horace Trubridge, 06.06.20

Robert Northern a.k.a. Brother Ah, Jazz Explorer, Dies at 86

A master of the French horn, Mr. Northern was adept at both classical music and jazz. As a bandleader, he was devoted to what he called “sound awareness.”
Tags: News, Classical Music, Jazz, Robert, Northern, Deaths (Obituaries, Robert (Brother Ah

Abbey Road Studios Reopens With ‘Extraordinary Measures’ To Record Jazz Album

The recording studios in London, which didn’t close even during WWII, had been shuttered for ten weeks during the coronavirus lockdown. Managing director Isabel Garvey: “Ordinarily we would have an 80-100 person orchestra, but we’ve reduced that right down to 40.” And the main jazz singer? Is “joining the sessions remotely” from Paris. – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, London, Paris, Isabel Garvey, 06.05.20

Beatahoe – “My Personal Favourites” (Album)

Check out all of Beatahoe’s favorite self-produced beats for artists like Bronze Nazareth, Lord Goat, Labal-S, Boxguts, Pruven, Grim Moses, Admiral Crumble and many others.  If you are a underground head, you definitly need to bump these beats! My Personal Favourites by Beatahoe
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Beatahoe, Bronze Nazareth Lord Goat Labal

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