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I mentioned in this space the other day that “personal distractions” were among the things that had kept me from posting for three weeks. The main one is the fact that I have fallen in love.  The woman in question is Cheril Mulligan, a theater-and-film buff from and lifelong resident of Long Island. We became acquainted through Twitter, on which she tweets under a pseudonym, and “Three on the Aisle,” the theatrical podcast that I do with Peter Marks and Elisabeth Vincentelli. We got to k...
Tags: Art, Stephen Sondheim, Manhattan, Adam Driver, Long Island, Ajblogs, HILARY, Liv Tyler, Bill Evans, John Hiatt, Noah Baumbach, Joao Gilberto, Rio Bravo, Cheril, Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli

Here's everything you missed in Week 2 of Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos fraud trial

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former CEO of blood testing and life sciences company Theranos, leaves the courthouse with her husband Billy Evans after the first day of her fraud trial in San Jose, California on September 8, 2021. Nick Otto/AFP/Getty Images The second week of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial has finished. It included revelations about finances, whistleblower testimony, and a setback for Ramesh Balwani. Here's everything that happened in the trial in it...
Tags: Washington Post, US, Trends, Walgreens, Npr, Trial, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Cheung, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services, George Shultz, San Jose California

A man who called himself a 'concerned citizen' and defended Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to reporters at her fraud trial turned out...

A man at Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos fraud trial who claimed to be just a concerned citizen is actually Bill Evans, the father of Holmes' partner.
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A man who called himself a 'concerned citizen' and defended Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to reporters at her fraud trial turned out to be her boyfriend's dad

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her partner Billy Evans leaves the Robert F. Peckham U.S. Courthouse after the delivery of opening arguments in her trial, in San Jose, California, U.S., September 8, 2021. Peter DaSilva/Reuters A man at Elizabeth Holmes' trial who called himself Hanson repeatedly defended Holmes to reporters. He said he was just a "concerned citizen" and had always wanted to attend a trial, NPR reports. However, the man was actually Bill Evans, the father of Holme...
Tags: Trends, San Diego, Patagonia, Evans, Starbucks, Npr, Bill, Cnbc, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Billy, Holmes, San Jose California, Bill Evans, Hanson, Salvatore Ferragamo

Inspiring women in jazz, with Nikki Iles

Nikki Iles is a prominent British jazz pianist and composer, and edits the “Nikki Iles Jazz Series” for OUP, alongside a busy freelance, composing, and teaching career. We were excited to be able to talk to her about her experiences as a performer and composer, and on inspiring women in the jazz scene today. How did you come to be a jazz musician, and what music inspired you in these early years? As a teenager, I took clarinet and piano lessons at the Royal Academy of Music on Saturdays. I alway...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Williams, Jazz, Gender Equality, Frank Sinatra, Duke, Scorpio, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Maria Schneider, Oscar Peterson, Royal Academy of Music, Geri Allen, MARY LOU WILLIAMS

Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise lacks one thing Walt Disney really wanted: Live animals

The original Jungle Cruise attraction that mixed together ideas from Oscar-winning wildlife documentaries, a Humphrey Bogart-Katherine Hepburn film and “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” lacked one thing Walt Disney really wanted: Live lions, tigers and giraffes. “Walt did originally want to have real animals in the Jungle Cruise,” Imagineer Vanessa Hunt said in a new Disney+ series. “It was quickly discovered that would lead to a not very exciting trip for our guests. Animals like to sleep a lot du...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Cruise, Things To Do, Soccer, Davis, Evans, Amusement Parks, Johnson, Disneyland, Emily Blunt, Walt Disney, Southern California, Anaheim, Dwayne

All About that Base

Perfume PosseAll About that Base Posse.  Sit the F DOWN!  I’mo talk to you about that base.  In perfume.  Woot!  Okay – maybe not a deep dive into perfume but there will be a couple of comparisons.  I know, right?  Musette yarking on about PERFUME! … Continue Reading → Perfume PosseAll About that Base
Tags: Beauty, Perfume, Chanel, Base, Bass, Giveaway, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Bill Evans, Ray Brown, Christian McBride, Shirley Horn, Ahmad Jamal, Sarah Vaughn, Perfume Reviews, Bassist

Watch Chick Corea (RIP) Perform Intimate Acoustic Performances with Bobby McFerrin, Gary Burton, Hiromi Uehara & Others

It seems impossible to talk about keyboardist Chick Corea, who passed away from cancer on February 11 at age 79, without also talking about Miles Davis. Davis hand picked him for the groundbreaking albums In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew, and as a member of those ensembles, Corea helped shape the future of music and helped divide the jazz community into those who embraced the psychedelic “fusion” of jazz, rock, and other world musics and those who were fiercely protective of tradition. C...
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Chick Corea: his 10 greatest recordings

From hard bop to fusion, mischievousness to sensitivity, Corea’s wide-ranging catalogue lived at the vanguard of jazz Chick Corea dies aged 79Chick Corea: a fearless musical adventurer who took the art of piano to new heightsThe jazz pioneer Chick Corea died last week at the age of 79, leaving behind one of the most garlanded and wide-ranging catalogues in the genre’s history. He played with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock; he could be showboating and sensitive, and traversed the distance between...
Tags: Music, Culture, Jazz, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Corea, John Fordham

A Moment of Frisson

Perfume PosseA Moment of Frisson First off, hat tip to Musette for her fabulous post on Bill Evans last week – she introduced me to Bill just a few weeks ago and he’s been the soundtrack around here ever since.  Second, it’s snowing. I’m guessing… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseA Moment of Frisson
Tags: Beauty, Bill, Ramblings, Bill Evans, Blame March

A Secret Chord

Perfume PosseA Secret Chord I heard there was a Secret Chord that David played, and it pleased the Lord – Leonard Cohen I’m falling in love with Bill Evans. And Bill Evans is trying to kill me. A casual listener of Mr Evans in… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseA Secret Chord
Tags: David, Beauty, Jazz, Piano, Leonard Cohen, Bergdorf Goodman, Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal, Perfume Reviews, Clary Sage, Hallelujah, Amouage, Christopher Chong, Amouage Beloved, Musette's Musings, Chiaroscuro

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...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Cook, China, San Francisco, Tech, Earth, Taiwan, Chicago, Netflix, United States, New Jersey, Korea, Pokemon, Tim Heidecker, Cbs

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...
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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...
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