News | Featured | Feeds

Johnny Costa Albums Reissued

Johnny Costa Albums Reissued

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers was in Washington, D.C., testifying before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications. Rogers hosted Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, a children's show launched in Pittsburgh in 1968 on National Educational Television. He was in the hot seat trying to prevent a promised $20 million federal grant to PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from being slashed in half. President Nixon wanted to cut the grant in half to use the money to support the war ...

The Bebop Channel To Acquire The New York Japanese Jazz Festival

The Bebop Channel To Acquire The New York Japanese Jazz Festival

The BeBop Channel (beboptv.com), the first television station to focus on scripted jazz programming, is acquiring The New York Japanese Jazz Festival (NYJJF) as soon as October, 2019. NYJJF, originally conceived by Art Blakey and Duke Ellington Orchestra alum, trombonist Gregory Charles Royal back in 2014 and licensed this past June to saxophonist Vincent Herring, who produced the festival with Smoke Jazz & Supper Club in July, fits perfectly into “BeBop’s” plans says Royal, who is also The BeBop Channel ...

Steve Allen's Music Room: 1984

Steve Allen's Music Room: 1984

Imagine a talk show where vibraphonist Terry Gibbs led a band consisting of trumpeters Conti Candoli, his brother Pete Candoli and Chuck Findley; trombonists Carl Fontana and Charlie Loper; saxophonsits Med Flory, Gus Vivona, Plas Johnson, Jerome Richardson and Bill Green; pianist Alan Broadbent; guitarist Tommy Tedesco; bassist Chuck Berghoffer; and drummer Frankie Capp. And let's add a 27-year-old Bill Maher as announcer and sidekick. Such a show  existed and ran from 1984 to 1986. It was Steve Allen's Music ...

BBC Doc: Quincy Jones

BBC Doc: Quincy Jones

Regardless of what you think about Quincy Jones, The Many Lives of Q will likely change your mind. The BBC documentary from 2008, directed by Deborah Perkin, tracks the composer-arranger's career from the very beginning in the late 1940s and provides an overview of the many music and film projects that bear his touch and textures. From Lionel Hampton to Dinah Washington, from Leslie Gore to Count Basie, from Paris to Hollywood, and from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson, Jones ...

BBC Doc: Yacht Rock

BBC Doc: Yacht Rock

With July 4th on a Thursday this year in the U.S., next week is pretty much a wash. Many people are taking off, turning the first week in July into a sweltering version of the week between Christmas and New Year. Today, you can literally hear New York quiet down to a hush. Since it's Friday and the gateway to summer, now is a good time to feature a new BBC documentary on yacht rock, the name for soft album ...

Watch Trailer For Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Martin Scorsese Netflix Doc

Watch Trailer For Bob Dylan’s ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ Martin Scorsese Netflix Doc

“It wasn’t a success, not if you measure success in terms of profit,” Bob Dylan says of the 1975 Rolling Thunder Review tour in his first on-camera interview in over a decade. The Martin Scorsese produced documentary will be released ion Netflix and in select theaters on June 12th. According to Netflix “Setting out across a 1975 America exhausted politically, economically and socially, a busload of musicians—assembled by Bob Dylan—hits the road in search of new creative horizons. The resulting ...

The Bebop Channel Expands As 'Official Television Network Of Harlem'—Seeks Content Submissions

The Bebop Channel Expands As 'Official Television Network Of Harlem'—Seeks Content Submissions

The BeBop Channel, the first TV station focused solely on jazz culture is expanding programming to brand itself the 'Official Television Network of Harlem'. The BeBop Channel (beboptv.com), the first television station focused solely on jazz culture, which launched in December 2018, is expanding its programming to brand itself the 'Official Television Network of Harlem' and is seeking submissions for pilots. Expanding its original mission as the first channel to broadcast scripted jazz television shows and New York Jazz Film ...

Music Is More Important Than Sex, TV, Coffee New Sonos Survey Shows

Music Is More Important Than Sex, TV, Coffee New Sonos Survey Shows

Sonos has released the findings of a worldwide survey and US-based field study that demonstrates the power of audio to impact health, well-being and creativity. Globally, people who listen to music three or more hours a day say it is more essential than coffee, sex, or TV. The  global survey of 12,000 people across 12 countries found listening, particularly to music, is the key to reducing stress, improving productivity, feeling more connected to one another, and  being healthier.   Key Takeaways ...

Doc: Ben Webster in Europe

Doc: Ben Webster in Europe

In this 31-minute documentary of Ben Webster in Europe in 1967, there are whimsical moments and moments of great artistry. In '67, Webster moved to Amsterdam for a year, where director Johan van der Keuken captured him on film between March and June. It's a vastly humanistic mid-length portrait that showcases Webster's sense of humor and his enormous skill on the tenor saxophone. A special thanks to Gerard Sikma in Rotterdam for sending along the link. For more on the ...


Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.