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Dizzy – “Twist”

Comprising brothers Charlie, Alex, and Mackenzie Spencer plus neighborhood friend Katie Munshaw, Dizzy are a band we've been keeping tabs on. Their music has drawn comparisons to that of Lorde's Pure Heroine in terms of its aesthetic and the emotional space it navigates. We loved their artful rendition of dream pop on tracks like "More »
Tags: Music, Lorde, Premiere, Dizzy, Charlie Alex, Mackenzie Spencer, Katie Munshaw Dizzy

Randy Weston: Music is Life Itself

Video presentations and photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu It has been more than three quarters of a century since the bebop revolution transformed how people made music together. So it is not surprising that so few musicians who came to prominence during that era are no longer with us, especially since so many—like Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Herbie Nichols, Elmo Hope, Eric Dolphy, and on and on–had tragically short lives. But what is more surprising is that one of thes...
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Dizzy – “Backstroke”

Lately I've been digging this band Dizzy, comprising three young brothers out of suburban Ontario plus their neighbor Katie Munshaw on lead vocals. Think of their sound as a dreamier update of Lorde's sleek, minimalist pop-rock, or maybe a more commercially viable spin on Wet's stylish emotive balladry. It's easy to conjure those kinds of … More »
Tags: Music, Lorde, Ontario, Dizzy, Katie Munshaw

Dizzy – “Joshua”

Dizzy's new single "Joshua" is an intimately broken-hearted croon. The Ontario dream-pop four-piece makes music to listen to while lying on your bed, arms dangling off the sides, eyes glued to the ceiling. More »
Tags: Music, Premiere, Ontario, Dizzy, Joshua

Dizzy – “Pretty Thing”

Composed of brothers Charlie, Alex, and Mackenzie Spencer plus their friend Katie Munshaw, Dizzy is a dream-pop four-piece from a Oshawa, Ontario whose experiences in suburbia drive their coming-of-age tunes. Today we’re sharing, "Pretty Thing," the follow-up single to their debut, "Swim." … More »
Tags: Music, Premiere, Dizzy, Oshawa Ontario, Charlie Alex, Mackenzie Spencer, Katie Munshaw Dizzy

Field Trip 2018 lineup (YYYs, Metric, Alvvays, Japandroids, Noname, more)

The annual Toronto fest returns in June. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Toronto, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bahamas, Music News, Tour Dates, Partner, Dizzy, Andrew Sacher, Liza Anne, Field Trip, Allie X, Allan Rayman, Jacob Banks, Charlotte Cardin, Noname

SXSW adds Okkervil River, Josh T. Pearson & more artists

Another round of SXSW 2018 artists has been announced. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Music News, Sxsw, Tour Dates, Okkervil River, Dizzy, Nix, Night Moves, Andrew Sacher, Tiga, Ian Moore, Nite, Mako, MARRÓN, Katie Von Schleicher, Southern Avenue

Start of Colorado's Pot Trail

Finding the start of Colorado’s Pot Trail “I’ve never smoked a joint in my life,” said the grandmother next to me. She was holding a huge, lit, pre-rolled bomber cone. You could tell she was deliberating. Her name was Bernadine Swale. She was originally from Botswana but had lived in Denver for three decades and raised her family here. She was the oldest of the dozen guests that included a young couple from Miami, another from Dallas, and a middl...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Japan, Colorado, Weed, California, North Korea, Marijuana, US, San Francisco, Cannabis, United States, Amsterdam, Brighton, Willie Nelson, Pot

You Asked: Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Stand Up?

It happens every so often when you get up from your desk, or hop out of bed. You stand up suddenly and are met with a feeling of wooziness. In some cases, your vision gets splotchy, or you have to brace yourself until the dizziness passes—which it always does in a matter of seconds. Experts…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Research, Dizzy, Low Blood Pressure, Healthytime, Dizzy Spells, Feel Dizzy, Feeling Dizzy, Get Dizzy When Standing Up, Orthostatic Hypotension, Why Do I Feel Dizzy When I Get Up, Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Stand Up, Why Do You Get Dizzy When You Stand Up

Scum Lord Dizzy – “Heat Seeka” | MIC SESSION

Scum Lord Dizzy stops by our HQ and drops an exclusive MIC SESSION performing “Heat Seeka”. Subscribe to our YouTube channel:
Tags: Jazz, Dizzy, Mic Sessions, Scum Lord Dizzy

Jon Hendricks (1921-2017)

Jon Hendricks, a singer, songwriter and lyricist who pioneered vocalese—the art of crafting words to famed jazz solos—and was a co-founder of the vocal group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, died November 22. He was 96. Jon died on the same day as producer George Avakian. (See my obit and complete interview with George here.) I interviewed Jon in 2009 for JazzWax. Here is my complete interview with him: Jon Hendricks' pure sense of swing, poetic word-play and conversational vocalese remain unmatche...
Tags: Europe, New York, New York City, Dave, Canada, Broadway, Jazz, Bird, Ohio, Columbia University, Roy, Gillespie, Annie, Kansas City, Detroit, Creed

Dizzy Heights #30: And a Robot Wife

This was originally going to be a Halloween-ish show, and by the time I was finished, the only thing remotely Halloweeny about it was the post-intro bit. And even that, for the unaware, doesn’t seem like it has anything to do with Halloween. We have another premiere this week! It’s a Canadian band called Dizzy, so how do I not play them? (Answer: I don’t not play them.) The tune is a good one, too. Very eager to hear the rest of their material. It’s the third song of the show, if you’re curious...
Tags: Podcast, Music, Delays, Franz Ferdinand, Dizzy, Squeeze, Cooper, Kirsty MacColl, Thompson Twins, Chemical Brothers, Chris Isaak, The Coral, Tears for Fears, Dizzy Heights, Delay Trees, Level 42

Book Notes - Susan Rieger "The Heirs"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Susan Rieger's novel The Heirs is a smart and compulsively readable family drama. Booklist wrote of the book: "Told both in flashbacks and at the turn of the millennium, the...
Tags: Music, England, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Fbi, David, Selma, Paris, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Cambridge, Bird, Harry, God, Vietnam

Altercation: You Can't Hide Your Lyin' Everything...

So Bob Herbert did a nice long (for TV) interview with me for CUNY-TV about the state of the media under a Trump Presidency and that's here I also did a column on same for Index on Censorship, which is here Finally, if you are interested in the history of presidential lying, and the first modern use of the term "Post-Truth Presidency," well, get thee here
Tags: News, Africa, Middle East, Cuba, Louis Armstrong, Huffington Post, Latin America, Joe, Dizzy, Wynton Marsalis, Dee, U S State Department, Bruce Harris, Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Cuny TV

Composer/Arranger Miho Hazama Leads Her Superb m_unit Ensemble in a Wonderland of Energetic Jazz

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, January 17, 2017 When Miho Hazama headlined Jazz Standard on September 30, 2015 in celebration of her spirited second album, Time River, her authentic music and graceful poise as the conductor of her 13-piece chamber band called m_unit proved to be the proclaiming of an engaging new voice on New York's jazz scene. As such, the award-winning composer and arranger who grew up in Tokyo and now lives in Harlem represents the energetic next generation of the ...
Tags: Japan, New York, News, New York City, Argentina, Tokyo, Ornette Coleman, Lady Gaga, Lincoln Center, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Maria, Steve, Harlem, Joe, Wilson

Weekend Wax Bits

The Today Show— I will be on the Today Show on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to talk about my book, Anatomy of a Song, with Hoda and Kathie Lee during the show's fourth hour. It's going to be a lot of fun. Tape the show! Published— This past week, Kevin Canfield gave Anatomy of a Song a rave review in The Washington Post (go here) while Geoff Edgers of The Washington Post wrote a fast-paced Q&A interview with me on the book (go here). In the works— Music journalist Hardeep Phull of the New York Pos...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Washington Post, Washington, Toronto, Canada, Ford, Broadway, Manhattan, Jazz, Philadelphia, John, Bill, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, WSJ

Arturo O'Farrill Leads His Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra With Sizzling Rhythms and Subversive Politics

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, October 11, 2016 Earlier this year at one of his concerts, Arturo O'Farrill thanked the crowd with his credo of music. "We're so anti-war, so anti-Congress, so anti-consolidation. We are so [counter]," the 56-year-old pianist, arranger and leader of his dynamite 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra said. "By playing our music, we are doing something subversive." The creatively vibrant leader whose big band does a weekly Sunday night residency at Birdland ...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Congress, New York City, Americas, Barack Obama, New Orleans, Congo, Las Vegas, Gillespie, Republican Party, Cuba, Rolling Stone, North Carolina, Donald Trump

Dizzy Gillespie: Perceptions

Earlier this week, I posted on two superb orchestral albums by Dizzy Gillespie in 1960—A Portrait of Duke Ellington (arranged by Clare Fischer) and Gillespiana (arranged by Lalo Schifrin). Both albums for Verve featured exciting scores with Gillespie soloing. As my friend and saxophonist Bill Kirchner reminded me in an email, Gillespie's orchestral adventures for the Verve label didn't stop there. To be sure. Another Gillespie album that jazz repertory orchestras should be performing today is P...
Tags: Abc, Jazz, Miles Davis, Gillespie, Johnson, Dizzy, Lalo Schifrin, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, J J Johnson, Bill Kirchner, Gunther Schuller, Gil Evans, Stan Kenton, Marc Myers, David Langner

Ears Wide Open: Goon

L.A. alt-rockers Goon have been making fans happy they show up early for supporting acts for a while now, but no recordings made it out in the world save for a handful of very good demos from 2015. That changes Sept. 16, when Goon releases the “Dusk of Punk,” six songs of heavy-duty but melodic grunge — the kind of stuff that would have made them underground favorites in 1992 and isn’t doing a bad job of it in 2016. Goon’s mastermind is Kenny Becker, who suffers a medical condition that periodic...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Dizzy, Lucy Dacus, Becker

An Interview with Saxophonist Sherman Irby:

If you have ever had a chance to catch Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra "live", it's a good bet you have seen the larger than life presence of Sherman Irby upfront in the saxophone section. He is the one who envelopes his alto saxophone with a grizzly bear embrace, making the instrument look almost toy-like in his hands. A superb musician who has a soulful, fluid sound and an innate sense of swing, his bellowing laugh and cheerful personae are just two other reasons to enjoy th...
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High frequency sounds in modern life 'may make people sick'

Professor Tim Leighton of Southampton University's Institute of Sound and Vibration Research warned that people are being exposed to ultrasound 'on a mass basis' [Author: Sarah Knapton]
Tags: Nausea, Symptoms, Sick, Ultrasound, Dizzy, Sarah Knapton, Migraine, Modern Life, High Frequency Sounds, Dizziness, Tim Leighton

Home for the Holidays? 10 Best Things About New York

Okay, so the radio is blaring sounds of Silver Bells and Winter Wonderland , and I'm wandering the city sidewalks in summer cotton. The fleece nightgown is sitting in waiting, as are the earmuffs, the woolen scarves, the cashmere sweaters and the L.L. Bean moose patterned socks. I was beginning to feel a bit like Charlie Brown's sad little tree. With no immediate vacation plans, I was drooping in a miniature Manhattan studio apartment over-stuffed with leftover wrapping paper, string and ribbons...
Tags: New York, Taylor Swift, Time Warner, New York City, Nbc News, Manhattan, Gillespie, Ralph Lauren, Charles, Lincoln Center, Woody Allen, Marc Jacobs, Taylor, Charlie Brown, Vermont, Huffington Post

Ben Carson's Not Firing Anyone But He's Also Not Not Going to Fire Anyone

Soft-spoken attempted murderer Ben Carson this week announced a mysterious campaign shakeup that definitely won’t involve layoffs, unless it does.Read more...
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Mark Dresser Quintet returns to Dizzy's

Monday 8 Get your swing happening with the Palomar College Big Bands under the direction of Paul Seaforth when they play at Dizzy's at 7:30 p.m. $15 at the door. Tuesday 9 Earl Thomas & the Rhumboogies star in the KSDS Jazz Live production, with Marcus Bayshore, Eric Lieberman, Larry Logan, Scot Smart and Jonny Viau at the Saville Theatre from 8:00 p.m. free to Jazz 88 members, $10 general admission. [Link to media]
Tags: Dizzy, Earl Thomas, Mark Dresser Quintet, Palomar College Big Bands, Paul Seaforth, Jonny Viau, Saville Theatre