Following overwhelming critical acclaim and sold-out concerts across the globe, Pat Metheny and his Orchestrion was featured on CBS News Sunday Morning. The segment included a behind-the-scenes look at the Orchestrion with Metheny explaining the inner workings of his cutting edge instruments and performance methods. He also discussed his personal inspiration for this inventive project. Read more
One of my favorite pastimes is to gather a few friends in my living room with some good food and drink to hang out and listen to a new jazz recording. Just take it all in and then talk about our impressions of what we heard. So instead of keeping it a small and private affair, I have decided to open my living room and invite the Jazz Online community to participate through an ongoing feature I’m calling the Living Room Spin. Read more
Miles Davis, considered by many to be the world’s greatest jazz musician, will have his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings showcased at Gallery 27 in Cork Street Mayfair from Tuesday 7th December 2010 to Saturday 11th December. Read more
I’m pleased to officially announce “Hands”, a collaboration between myself and the great flamenco guitar master Pepe Habichuela. Meeting Pepe and playing this music with him has been been a very special experience for me. We first played together in 2007 and since then I’ve made an annual trip to Spain to perform with him and the group. Read more
JAZZ LEGEND JAMES MOODY BATTLING CANCER
By George Varga (Originally posted on SignOnSanDiego)
Jazz saxophone legend James Moody, a San Diego resident for the past 21 years, has disclosed that he has had pancreatic cancer since at least February — and that he had decided not to receive any chemo therapy or radiation treatment.
At his behest, Moody’s condition was previously only shared with family members and some of his most trusted confidantes in the music world. Moody, 85, and his wife, Linda, decided to inform their friends and his fans of his condition in an e-mail letter she sent out earlier this morning. Read more