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Drew Nugent And The Midnight Society Performs At Paris Bistro & Jazz Café

Drew Nugent And The Midnight Society Performs At Paris Bistro & Jazz Café

For Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society, playing a gig isn’t just about music. It’s about taking a step back in time. Led by pianist, trumpeter and vocalist Drew Nugent, his ensemble recreates the music of a bygone era—playing what has been coined HOT Jazz—which was popularized from 1897 to 1935. “In essence, it’s jazz in ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Lester Young

Jazz Musician of the Day: Lester Young

All About Jazz is celebrating Lester Young's birthday today! Lester “Prez" Young was one of the giants of the tenor saxophone. He was the greatest improviser between Coleman Hawkins and Louis Armstrong of the 1920s and Charlie Parker in the 1940s. From the beginning, he set out to be different: He had his own lingo; In ...

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M.O.D. Technologies Presents Six Releases Of Its Incunabula Digital Series

MILFORD GRAVES & BILL LASWELL
The Stone - April 22, 2014
Song Title: Back In No Time
AVAILABLE AS DOWNLOAD ONLY. ONLINE AND VIA M.O.D.TECHNOLOGIES. OUT NOW! Milford Graves - Iconic Force of Nature, Teacher, Healer, Shaman, Spiritual Rhythmatist... His drums speak in heavy African and Afro-Cuban dialects. Echoes of ...

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Peter Hand Big Band New Release, "Out Of Hand" On Savant Records, September 23

Peter Hand Big Band New Release, "Out Of Hand" On Savant Records, September 23

Album Features Stellar Jazz Artists Including Don Braden, Ralph Lalama, Valery Ponomarev, Eddie Allen, Vincent Gardner, James Weidman, Harvie S, and Special Guest Houston Person NEW YORK, NY—Out Of Hand, an ambitious new big band recording from guitarist, composer and arranger Peter Hand on Savant Records, his second for the label, will be released on September ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Tastebuds.FM Acquires Moosify

Music based find-a-friend and dating app Tastebuds.fm has acquired competitor Moosify. Both apps facilitate introductions based on musical taste. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It's apparently a user and tech based acquisition with about 100,000 users being transitioned from Moosify to Tastebuds in the the coming days. “We’ve been in contact with the guys ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Amazon Buying Twitch for $970 Million, Google Misses Another Social Opportunity

"Sources" fell flat on this one. It was widely rumored, though Variety is generally credited with first, that Google was buying Twitch Interactive and it would be somehow connected to their YouTube empire. Instead Amazon yesterday announced an agreement to acquire Twitch. The video network, which features people playing video games, has a huge audience and ...

CAREER

Getting Great Album Art on a DIY Budget

By Jhoni Jackson from the SonicBids Blog. If you’re not a studied designer, the thought of commissioning an album cover may be a little overwhelming (especially considering how strongly we've emphasized its importance!). Nobody freak out, though. Simply by reading this, you’ve already shown some enterprising spirit – and that’s just the kind of moxie you’ll need to realize ...

EDUCATION

JoyTunes Raises $5 Million, Gives Registered Teachers Free Access

JoyTunes creates apps that allow people to teach themselves to play music but they've also become a favorite of many teachers who encourage their students to use the apps to support practicing. Their apps generate revenue through paid accounts and in-app purchases. Recently JoyTunes completed a $5 million Series A round and, in what sounds partly ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Indie Vinyl Subscription Clubs Are a Booming Niche

Indie subscription services of all kinds are doing quite well these days. In music we're seeing everything from Drip.FM's digital subscriptions to Turntable Kitchen's combination of meal fixings and vinyl in a box. Marc Hogan recently took a look at vinyl subscription clubs for Wondering Sound. He shows that, though some have folded, a wide range ...

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Ken Hanna: 'Jazz for Dancers'

As record-industry profits surged in the mid-1950s with the introduction of the 12-inch LP and advent of fancier phonograph consoles, labels upped their recording quotas. A higher total number of albums needed to be recorded by year's end meant producers taking a few extra risks, especially in the New York and jny: Los Angeles studios. As ...


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