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 ...

Blerd Appreciation: Meshell Ndegeocello

If anyone was to ask me who the most underrated artist of the past twenty years, there would be absolutely no hesitation in my response Meshell Ndegeocello. Since her debut in 1993, the singer, composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist has been blowing me ...

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 ...