10 Essential Albums for Starting a Jazz Collection

If I’ve seen it once I’ve seen it a hundred times. Someone just getting into jazz ventures online looking for some music to start with, and is instantly inundated with about 500 different choices. Everyone has their own ideas about the ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 3/4/11 (Five-Star Jazz)

The concept behind this week’s mixtape should be self-explanatory. This is a set of some of the best jazz music I’ve ever heard. The trouble with jazz, as most fans would agree, is that it’s really not something that should be ...

Popdose Flashback ’90: Louie Louie, “The State I’m In”

What did fledgling pop stars think homeless people wanted more than anything else at the dawn of the ’90s? For the answer we turn to “Penny Lady,” a ballad from Louie Louie’s debut album, The State I’m In (WTG/Epic): “Is your ...