Tag: Jazz

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Ori Dagan, “Sting of the Cactus”

Although Ori Dagan‘s “Sting of the Cactus” appears on his album of Nat King Cole homages (entitled Nathaniel: A Tribute...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Carey Frank, “Something to Remember Him By”

Ye gods, this is GOOD.  Like “mega-good”.  The moment the album started playing, I thought I was wrong and that this...

AJOBO, Album Reviews, Music

AJOBO: Australia’s Dan Webb Channels Political Frustration Into Timely New Album

For Australian prog rocker Dan Webb, timeliness is everything. He set a self-imposed deadline to finish recording by Election Day and to...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music, Popdose


Some performers have a way with re-imagining and interpreting a song; some know how to give a great song a greater canvas; some can take a...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Weather Report, “The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981”

Rob Smith explores the expansive live box set by electric jazz pioneers Weather Report....

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Gideon King & City Blog, ‘City Blog’

Though Gideon King’s band sounds more like a digital music publication than a collaborative group of musicians, “City...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Little Shells, ‘5 Deep Under’

Often, the most original and inventive sounds come from mashing up styles and genres. Brooklyn-based musician Conchita Campos prides...


EP REVIEW: Delilah, ‘Delilah Sings Sarah + 1’

Sarah Vaughan was called “the divine one” in reference to her infamous voice, which spanned ranges as easily as it did...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: PAK, “NYJPN”

Listening to PAK, composer Ron Anderson’s vehicle driving through ears a frenetic pastiche of jazz, funk and math-rock, can be...

Music, Popdose Profiles

Popdose Profile: Rachel Grimes — Last Things Last

Rachel Grimes knew how to play the piano before she learned to walk. “My dad and grandmother played, so I was always sitting beside them...

Music, Songs That Kill

Songs That Kill: Des’ree, “You Gotta Be”

You gotta be...kidding me....

CD Reviews, Music

Album Review: Dave Mihaly & the Shimmering Leaves Ensemble, “Rivers”

Rivers is a delicately beautiful perspective of this master musician's artistry, and may even widen the acceptance of avant garde jazz,...

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (center ring)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Essential Albums for Starting a Jazz Collection

If you had to pick only 10 albums from the entire history of jazz with which to start a collection, these would be great choices....


Miles Davis: The Complete Illustrated History: Book Review

A new coffee-table book takes a look at the life and career of the incomparable Miles Davis. Does the book match up with the legend?...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Some Rays of Sunshine in All This Darkness

It's been a rough summer for a lot of people out there, so let Popdose provide just a small pick-me-up for everyone....


Here’s Something Else!: Grover Washington Jr. That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

Credit, or discredit, the late Grover Washington Jr. with setting the template for the whole smooth jazz thing. There was always more to...


Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 3

Popdose soldiers on with our Digging for Gold series and looks at another six tracks from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962....


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

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

This week's Popdose mixtape, presented by Chris Holmes, offers up 20 of the greatest jazz songs ever recorded....


Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… “Oooo, But It’s Good”

Jack Sheldon is many things, from a world-class jazz trumpeter to the musical director/bandleader of the old Merv Griffin talk show to a...


Music, Test of the Boomerang

Test of the Boomerang – New Re-Releases and Live Updates

Chris Darrow – Chris Darrow / Under My Own Disguise Limited Edition 2 LP/CD Box Set Chris Darrow’s first paid gig was playing...