When Polish-born vocalist Basia broke away from the 1980s jazz-pop band Matt Bianco (joined in…
Best-known as the drummer in three successful progressive-rock bands—Yes, King Crimson and Genesis—Bill Bruford…
Enjoy a one-on-one conversation with Michael McDonald and Michael Fagien- editor of JAZZIZ Magazine. They discuss his career, his concerns about the world and his new album “Wide Open”.
Music for Silly Squirrel I met Doug Robinson in the early ’90s when JAZZIZ was…
My five year old daughter, Nadia, was recently having a “discussion” with her 26-year-old brother Geoffrey. It’s fascinating to observe the innocent dialog that often takes place between siblings so far apart in age.
It’s been said that writers want to be rock stars, but I’m noticing some recording artists yearning to be writers. Some even wish to publish magazines.
This year, within a six-month span, we’ve lost four iconic fusion guitarists: Larry Coryell and Allan Holdsworth in April, and Chuck Loeb and John Abercrombie in August.
Jay Graydon is a paradox of sorts. His album Bebop was released in 2001 but don’t let the title fool you. Graydon loves jazz, though he’s not what most would consider a jazz guitarist and though revered by fellow musicians and players alike as a great guitarist (an in-demand LA studio musician featured on albums including Gino Vannelli and Christopher Cross), the instrument is less about his profession (he also plays keyboards) than it is one of the tools he uses to perfect his brand of music.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber
Few musicians rock the boat anymore for art’s sake; it’s all about the money. And once some have it, they’re not going to take any chances or make a statement that could alienate their fans and risk that gravy train drying up.
I believe that in some ways, coffee—from brewing to drinking—has parallels to playing and listening to jazz.