Saturday, October 24, 2015
Legendary jazz vocalist Mark Murphy has died in New Jersey after a lengthy illness that kept him from performing since 2012. He was 83.
From Keith Richards saluting vocalist Merry Clayton of "Gimme Shelter" fame to an all-star gathering of jazz musicians paying tribute to saxophonist Sonny Rollins, the stage of the Apollo Theater was a showcase for friends stepping up on behalf of honored and absent guests.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Cory Wells, a singer in Three Dog Night whose radio-friendly cover songs yielded a stream of hits in the 1970s, has died, the band said Wednesday. He was 73.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho won Poland's prestigious Chopin competition on Tuesday, a prize that opens the doors to some of the world's top concert halls.
Stephen Sondheim sounded enchanted.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Rap superstar Kanye West, who has drawn more attention recently for non-musical pursuits from fashion to the presidency, on Monday unexpectedly released two songs.
Augustin Hadelich, a violinist known for his mastery of a diverse solo repertoire, on Tuesday won the inaugural Warner Music Prize aimed at promoting young classical musicians.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
To create the dreamy electropop sound of his band Oscar and the Wolf, frontman Max Colombie watches movies -- and turns off the sound.
When Jean-Michel Jarre helped create electronic music in the 1970s, the sound came off as revolutionary. With the genre now increasingly mainstream, Jarre is seeking to trace its evolution.
Bruce Springsteen will release a discarded 1979 album in its entirety for the first time as part of a box set for his influential work "The River."