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Jazz Pianist Frank Kimbrough Dead At 64

“Casual of gesture but deeply focused in demeanor, [he] had an understated style that could nonetheless hold the spotlight in trio settings, or fit slyly into [Maria] Schneider’s 18-piece big band. In many ways, his playing reflected the Romantic, floating manner of his first jazz influence, Bill Evans. But his off-kilter style as both a player and a composer also called back to two of his more rugged bebop-era influences: Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Bill Evans, Frank Kimbrough, Herbie Nichols, 01.12.21, Maria -RSB- Schneider

Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins LPs Reinforce the Record Store Day/Resonance Jazz Connection, as Producer Zev Feldman Collects a Grammy Nod

It hasn’t yet come to pass, but there may come a year when Record Store Day gets the official dual title of National Bill Evans Day. While there are plenty of rock artists whose archives have been regularly mined for exclusive vinyl releases tied to the semiannual event, like David Bowie and the Grateful Dead, […]
Tags: News, David Bowie, Chevy Chase, Record Store Day, Grammys, Grateful Dead, Resonance Records, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Zev Feldman, Bill Evans Sonny Rollins

Record Store Day Gets in a Black Friday Groove With Aimee Mann, John Prine, U2, the Weeknd, Drive-By Truckers and More

Record Store Day’s little-sis adjunct, the Black Friday edition, typically only includes about a third the amount of titles as the main event in April. But since the said big kahuna got put off and split between three “RSD Drops” weekends in August, September and October, this weekend’s Black Friday spinoff doesn’t feel so minimal […]
Tags: News, U2, Record Store Day, Resonance Records, John Prine, Rolling Stones, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Aimee Mann, Drive-By Truckers, Fountains Of Wayne, Aimee Mann John Prine

'Virtual' drug research is becoming a permanent reality as the coronavirus upends clinical trials and fuels a new breed of startups

The novel coronavirus has upended many parts of the US healthcare system. One of them is the way drugmakers test new medicines to figure out if they work, called clinical trials. To curb delays, giant pharmas are doing more research away from hospitals and clinics. Called virtual trials, the approach relies on things like video chats and cell phones to keep tabs on patients from their homes. For more stories like this, sign up here for our healthcare newsletter Dispensed. The novel coronaviru...
Tags: Europe, US, Trends, CRO, Fda, Novartis, Pfizer, Bernstein, Genentech, Roche, US Food and Drug Administration, Bill Evans, Goodwin, Abernethy, Kowalski, Coman

Whicker: Stan Johnson’s adaptability may be key at LMU

Earth is a big place. It contains Liberia and also Taylorsville, Utah. Stan Johnson’s family made that move when Stan was in elementary school. A Martian might have found it easier. “Plus, the other kids looked at me and thought I could play basketball,” Johnson said. “I hadn’t played anything but soccer. I was out there trying to kick it. I was the last player picked there for a while.” This is why Johnson isn’t bothered when people say no head coach can win consistently at Loyola Marymount, a ...
Tags: Utah, Minnesota, Stanford, Sports, America, Sport, Charles Bradley, Soccer, Liberia, Antarctica, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Johnson, Orange County, Turner

Here’s how TechCrunch is keeping our brains busy while we’re stuck at home

This is a difficult time. Whoever and wherever you are, your life is likely already changing in ways you never could have anticipated as the world grapples with the fast-spreading global outbreak of a virus we don’t yet fully understand. It’s weird and hard and we’re feeling it too. Now more than ever, diving into new skills, old interests and even — perhaps especially — totally fluffy mindless entertainment can keep our minds refreshed and our days full. From at-home workouts and soothing virtu...
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Australian Economy Headed for Recession: Bloomberg Economics

(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s economy will record its first recession since 1991 as the hit from China’s virus-induced slowdown is amplified by slumping confidence and domestic disruptions from the outbreak intensifying Down Under, according to Bloomberg Economics’s James McIntyre.Gross domestic product will fall 0.4 percentage point in the first three months of the year and 0.3 percentage point in the second quarter, ending a 28-1/2-year stretch of economic growth, he said in a report Monday.“Isol...
Tags: News, Australia, China, Bloomberg, Sydney, Treasury, Evans, McIntyre, Reserve Bank, ASX, Paul Jackson, RBA, National Australia Bank Ltd, Bill Evans, Westpac, Westpac Banking Corp

McCoy Tyner: Inception

McCoy Tyner should receive as much attention as Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson and even Bill Evans. For some reason, he doesn't, and I have no idea why not. Tyner's recordings are as inventive, as rich and as stunning as the other three piano leaders. Of course, Peterson and Monk came up in the late 1940s, and Evans came up in the 1950s, so they had a jump on him. Tyner's trio leadership career didn't begin until the early 1960s. I can't think of another pianist who best reflects the '60s than...
Tags: Jazz, Evans, Jones, Punjab, Gwen, Peterson, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Aisha, Francis Wolff, Elvin Jones, Tyner, Effendi, Marc Myers, Tom Vaughn, Art Davis

Want to Get Into Jazz? Listen to These 10 Albums First

Jazz music has an interesting history and a fascinating, multi-layered ethos. But even without knowing all that context and background, people instinctively feel that it’s just plain cool. Given that most of us would like to be little more cool, a lot of folks would like to get more into jazz music. But, they don’t really know where to begin.  If you Google “jazz music for beginners,” up will come myriad lists of jazz albums and tracks for the would-be aficionado to sample. But here’s the prob...
Tags: Google, Music, Life, Toronto, Travel & leisure, Canada, Jazz, Hobbies, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Gillespie, Charles, Louis Armstrong, Duke, Bay Area, Miles

Mandy, Joe and Brian

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Mandy Patinkin for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Mandy talked about growing up in Chicago, the reason he hated school and why he lowers his voice when playing Saul Berenson on Showtime's Homeland series, which returns for its final season on  Sunday (February 9). [Photo above of Mandy Patinkin on the New York set of Homeland by Mark Seliger/courtesy of Showtime] Here's Mandy as Saul, with Clare Danes in season 2...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Mississippi, Australia, Amazon Prime, Chicago, Showtime, Oscar, Brazil, Manhattan, Jazz, Andy Warhol, Brian, Edinburgh, Connor

10 Jazz Piano Tracks

It's midweek. What better way to propel us into the second half of the week than 10 clips of jazz piano greats [photo above of Paul Smith]: Here's Erroll Garner... Here's Paul Smith... Here's John Bunch... Here's Phineas Newborn Jr.... Here's Cedar Walton... Here's Bill Evans... Here's Pete Jolly... Here's John Lewis... Here's Marian McPartland... And here's Roland Hanna...         Related Stories Video: Bill Evans in Paris, 1972Erroll Garner: Four ReissuesVideo...
Tags: John Lewis, Paris, Jazz, Paul Smith, Bill Evans, John Bunch, Marian McPartland, Marc Myers, Erroll Garner, Cedar Walton, Roland Hanna, Pete Jolly, Phineas Newborn Jr, Jazz Piano Tracks, John Bunch Here, Phineas Newborn Jr Here

Dear Spotify, add rabbits to your pet playlists

I there’s one thing I know, it’s that music is the best thing our species has every created. If there are two things I know, it’s the music thing and also that that rabbits aren’t hamsters. Listen, Spotify, I get the whole pet playlists thing. A curated playlist based on your listening preferences and a few sliders to determine an animal’s mood. It’s cute. But as one of millions of rabbit owners in the U.S. alone, someone needs to speak out for this grave oversight. This is Lucy: She...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Pets, Tech, Lucy, Apple Music, John Cage, Lucinda Williams, Bill Evans, John Fahey, Dear Spotify

Videos: Ben Paterson

Unfamiliar with Ben Paterson? Stick a pair of glasses on him and he'll remind you of Bill Evans, circa 1958—but in much better shape. As for his playing, Paterson is extraordinary on both the piano and the Hammond organ. And he can sing! The other day, my friend Jimi Mentis emailed me YouTube links. When Jimi emails, I always stop what I'm doing. Here are the Paterson clips he sent along... Here's Ben Paterson on piano, playing and singing I Wish I Knew, with Erik Soderlind on guitar and Neal M...
Tags: Jazz, Hammond, Paterson, Bill Evans, Jimi, Flory, Marc Myers, Chris Flory, Neal Miner, Delancey, Jimi Mentis, Don Patterson, George Delancey, Ben Paterson, Erik Soderlind, Kyle Asche

Jazz for the Fireplace

With Thanksgiving coming next week and the December holidays here in a snap, you'll likely be at the table or fireplace quite a bit. To make your evenings extra cozy, here are 10 jazz albums that are hip and relaxing. You'll find most at Spotify or YouTube. Here are titles and samples: Bill Evans — From Left to Right (Verve) here... Paul Desmond and Jim Hall — Bossa Antigua (RCA) here... Tommy Flanagan — Moodsville (Prestige) here... Marian McPartland — After Dark (Capitol) here... ...
Tags: Spotify, Jazz, Tommy Flanagan, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond, Oscar Peterson, Marian McPartland, Jim Hall, Herb Alpert, Gary McFarland, Marc Myers, Charlie Byrd, Pete Jolly, Earl Zindars, Bossa Antigua, Moodsville Prestige

Echo Studio is Amazon’s lower-cost answer to the HomePod

Amazon’s kickstarted the smart speaker market with the original Echo, way back in late-2014. Like many of the company’s hardware offerings, it was very much a utilitarian device. The first Echo was smart first and speaker a distant second. Echo’s how slowly gotten better in the sound department over time, but the arrival Apple’s HomePod and Google’s Home Max have highlighted the lack of real quality speaker in the Echo lineup. Amazon eventually added the Link, Amp, Sub   and Input to int...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Echo, Hardware, Tech, Alexa, Bill Evans, Google Home Max, Echo Studio, Link Amp Sub, Amazon Hovering

The Night When John Coltrane Soloed in a Bathroom and David Crosby, High as a Kite, Nearly Lost His Mind

David Crosby is not only one of rock’s great songwriters; he is also one of rock’s great raconteurs—always ready with a story, told as only he can tell it, about life in not just one, but two of the most influential bands of the 1960s, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash and sometimes Young. Few people have lived a life as colorful as his and lived to tell about it. Even fewer possess Crosby’s wit and eye for detail. He came by his wealth of anecdotes at a significant cost, however, to h...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, Spain, Davis, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Cameron Crowe, Mitchell, Columbia Records, Miles, Crosby, Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis

Reserve Bank of Australia will cut rates three times this year, economist says

Westpac’s Bill Evans expects central bank’s cash rate to eventually reach the untested levels of 0.75%A weakening economy will force the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates three times this year to the uncharted territory of 0.75%, according to a leading economist.Westpac’s widely respected senior economist, Bill Evans, said on Friday he now believed the central bank – faced with anaemic GDP growth, falling house prices and rising unemployment – would go further than previously expec...
Tags: Housing, Interest Rates, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Banking, Australian economy, Bill Evans, Westpac, Business (Australia

Playing Like Jim Hall

Guitarist Jim Hall had a way with notes. His improvisational style often involved taking a song apart and reassembling it in jagged pieces. He enjoyed the dissonances as much as the resolutions, and below it all was the most swinging, seductive rhythm. As an accompanist, Jim ran the tastiest lines and prettiest chord voicings. Jim wasn't a wailer. He was a sensitive poet, and his music was a huge inspiration for many jazz and rock guitarists, and still is. To prove my point, here are seven youn...
Tags: Jazz, Sonny, Jim, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond, Jim Hall, Sonny Rollins, Marc Myers, Bossa Antigua, Michael Shepherd, David Rourke, Jeffrey Matz, Paul Desmond Here, Sonny Rollings, Chandler Taylor, Liz DeYoe

How to Exist: 20 Years of NewMusicBox

Forgive me if I begin this look back at twenty years of NewMusicBox and its times by opening a different, older, but resolutely print magazine. In October 2000, about 18 months after NMBx’s founding, The Wire, the UK-based magazine for new and exploratory music, reached a milestone of its own: issue number 200. It marked the occasion with a directory of 200 “essential websites”: sites for record labels, venues, artists, discussion groups, and more. Nearly two decades later, the idea of trying to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, Technology, Media, Internet, Molly, Amc, Brown University, Religion, US, Articles, America, History, Analysis, Anniversary

Bill Evans in England, 1969

The year 1969 was a busy one for pianist Bill Evans. In January, February and early March, Evans and bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell recorded What's New with flutist Jeremy Steig. In February, the trio was recorded furtively at New York's Village Vanguard (The Secret Sessions). Then they moved on to Holland in late March (Live In Hilversum 1969) and Italy in July (Autumn Leaves). Back in New York in early November, Evans began recording From Left to Right, his moody Fender Rhodes-a...
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Alan Broadbent: New York Notes

I began paying attention to pianist-arranger Alan Broadbent in 1973, when Woody Herman's Giant Steps came out. It was my senior year in high school, and the wife of the band's drummer, Ed Soph, was one of my teachers. I wasn't much of a student during high school until my last year, when I began acing everything. I have no idea what motivated the turnaround. Perhaps the editorship of the high school newspaper straightened me out. Or maybe it was the new batch of young teachers who were less for...
Tags: New York, Jazz, Miles Davis, Alan, Chet Baker, Herman, Bill Evans, Bud Powell, Dandy, Lennie Tristano, Woody Herman, Marc Myers, Tristano, Sonny Stitt, Harvie, Alan Broadbent

Olivia, Gary and the Zombies

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Olivia Newton-John for my my "House Call" column in the paper's Mansion section (go here). Until I began my pre-interview research, I had no idea Olivia's grandfather was Max Born, the physicist and mathematician who received a Nobel Prize for developing quantum mechanics. Or that when her mother was little, Albert Einstein played violin in her mother's home in Germany while her father played piano. As Olivia pertly remarked, "Well, at leas...
Tags: UK, England, New York, Milan, Germany, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlantic, Broadway, Jazz, Denmark, Albert Einstein, Scandinavia, Baltimore

Gary McFarland: Departure Point

In the late 1950s and early '60s, a new breed of jazz arranger began to surface. Some were deeply influenced by modern classical orchestral music. Others such as Johnny Mandel, Manny Albam, Johnny Pate and Oliver Nelson were swayed by the drama and subtle incidental melodies of television and the movies. Among the latter group, the most innovative and musically dashing was Gary McFarland. Born in Oregon in 1933, McFarland was something of a savant, teaching himself to play boogie-woogie piano....
Tags: Spotify, New York, Oregon, David, Army, Manhattan, Jazz, East Coast, Gary, Lewis, Lisa, Greenwich Village, Bill Evans, McFarland, Oliver Nelson, Henry Mancini

Keith, Tony and Bill

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Keith Richards and Steve Jordan on their 1988 song, Take It So Hard, off of Keith's first solo album, Talk Is Cheap (go here). The interview was for my "Anatomy of a Song" column. I interviewed Keith once before, when we talked about the writing and recording of Street Fighting Man. As rockers go, Keith is about as hip and verbally interesting as they get. Always fun. Talk Is Cheap will be re-issues with bonus tracks today here. Also in t...
Tags: Hbo, England, London, Los Angeles, Jazz, Bill, Keith Richards, Wall Street Journal, Jackie, WSJ, Gary, Keith, Tony, Marty, George Benson, Bill Evans

Idaho State fires Evans after 7 seasons

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State will not renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Bill Evans after it expires in May. Bengals athletic director Pauline Thiros made the announcement in a news release Tuesday. The 70-year-old Evans spent seven seasons in Pocatello, going 71-141, including 46-83 in Big Sky play. He was the Big […]
Tags: News, Sports, Evans, Pocatello Idaho, Bill Evans, Pocatello, Idaho State, Pauline Thiros

Meredith d'Ambrosio in 1981

One of my regrets about my college years in Boston during the 1970s is not going to see Meredith d'Ambrosio perform around town. Back then, I was either at the Harvard "Coop" buying jazz LPs, at Paul's Mall and the Jazz Workshop at night during the week and at discos on the weekends. Soon after I started JazzWax in 2007, I made up for lost time, and Meredith and I have been pals ever since. Yesterday, I spent much of the afternoon with Meredith's Another Time. Recorded in 1981 at the Beacon Hi...
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Meredith D'Ambrosio in 1981

One of my regrets about my college years in Boston during the 1970s is not going to see Meredith D'Ambrosio perform around town. Back then, I was either at the Harvard "Coop" buying jazz LPs, at Paul's Mall and the Jazz Workshop at night during the week and at discos on the weekends. Soon after I started JazzWax in 2007, I made up for lost time, and Meredith and I have been close pals ever since. Yesterday, I spent much of the afternoon with Meredith's Another Time. Recorded in 1981 at the Bea...
Tags: Amazon, Boston, Jazz, Meredith, Johnny Mercer, George, Ken, Wilder, Aren, Copley, Beacon Hill, Bill Evans, Jimmy Van Heusen, Ira Gershwin, Bob Dorough, Hoagy Carmichael

John, Bill and Wayne

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Tony-winning playwright John Guare for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). John's works include The House of Blue Leaves, Atlantic City and Six Degrees of Separation. His new play, Nantucket Sleigh Ride, is at New York’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center Theater. Wait until you read about the man-cave beach house his father built in 1930 and how his parents inspired him to write plays. Here's John Guare on Six...
Tags: New York, Washington Post, New York Times, Jazz, Evans, Miles Davis, Vancouver, John, Sam, Wall Street Journal, Calgary, Don, Wayne, Tony, Buster Keaton, Harrison Smith

Interview: Chuck Israels

Bassist Chuck Israels is probably best known for his work in the Bill Evans Trio between 1961 and 1966—a golden, delicate period for Evans. But Chuck also played with Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Hampton, Hawes, Dave Pike, Gerry Mulligan and many other jazz greats. Chuck also has had a vast playing and recording career as a leader of his own groups. On March 6, Chuck will be in New York for a rare performance at Dizzy's Coca-Cola (go here). The Chuck Israels Sextet features Chuck on...
Tags: Europe, Chuck, John Lewis, New York, Hollywood, Sweden, Boston, Billie, Bbc, Mit, Harvard, Atlantic, Bob Dylan, Bud, Paris, Broadway

Tayari, Bix and Darlene

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed best-selling novelist Tayari Jones for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Tayari is the author of An American Marriage, and we talked about her growing up in Atlanta and in Nigeria in the 1970s and how her crush on her school's marching-band drummer resulted in her becoming a writer. [Photo above of Tayari Jones at her Atlanta home by Fernando Decillis for The Wall Street Journal] Here's Tayari last year on CBS This Mo...
Tags: Nigeria, Billie, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dave, Jazz, Marlon Brando, Cbs, Michael Caine, Miles Davis, Gillespie, Mansion, Oprah Winfrey, Wall Street Journal, Darlene Love, Michael