Branford Marsalis

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Dave Brubeck Dies at 91 and I Recall the Interview That Almost Didn't Happen

    Dave Brubeck, the great American jazz pianist and composer, died today in Norwalk, Connecticut--a day shy of his 92nd birthday. Many will recall Brubeck writing the standards "The Duke" and "Your Own Sweet Way" and his recordings of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and his best-known tune, the 5/4 time "Take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon: Savior of Hip Hop?

      For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    The Historical Record

    Jim Washburn DJs New Orleans back to life

  • Features

    May 30, 2002

    Fair Guys

    Thinking Lou Reed, booking Weird Al

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Soul-Soothing Magick

    Joe Louis Walker makes you proud to be an American

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Schlock & Roll!

    Tina Turner and Joe Cocker were greatonce

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Jiveless Jazzbo

    Forgive Joshua Redman for being popular

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Play ''Lost Souls''!

    How to heckle the unheckleable Dirty Dozen Brass Band