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2017 In Review

The Best Jazz Albums Of 2017

Jazz had an amazing 2017. It was the music’s centennial—the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s "Dixie Jass Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" were recorded…
Phil Freeman | December 13, 2017 - 12:21 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – September 2017

I don't really listen to podcasts. I've never been converted to the format for several reasons. The first of those is that I don't have…
Phil Freeman | September 22, 2017 - 10:08 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Because July 4th fell on a Friday, we didn't run 5 Best Songs last week. But man, last week gave us a lot of good…
Stereogum | July 11, 2014 - 4:37 pm

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Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – September 2017

I don't really listen to podcasts. I've never been converted to the format for several reasons. The first of those is that I don't have…
Phil Freeman | September 22, 2017 - 10:08 am

Watch Phil Manzanera, Paul Simonon, & Tony Allen Perform With Ligabue At Italian Folk Festival

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera served as musical director for this year's La Notte della Taranta folk festival in Salento, Italy. Manzanera also performed at…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 9:20 pm

Tony Allen – “Go Back” (Feat. Damon Albarn) Video

Earlier this year, acclaimed Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen shared "Go Back," a warm ballad featuring guest vocals from long-time collaborator Damon Albarn. Now there's a…
James Rettig | September 11, 2014 - 10:59 am

Tony Allen – “Go Back” (Feat. Damon Albarn)

Tony Allen made his name as the drummer for Fela Kuti's band Africa 70, with whom he more or less created the entire Afrobeat genre.
Michael Nelson | July 2, 2014 - 11:11 am

Rocket Juice And The Moon – “Hey Shooter” (Feat. Erykah Badu)

Earlier this month, we learned that Rocket Juice And The Moon -- the unlikely and awkwardly monikered supergroup of Damon Albarn, Flea, and great Afrobeat…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2012 - 9:24 am

Rocketjuice & The Moon Debut Out Soon, Blur LP In The Works

Damon Albarn must not sleep. The Blur/Gorillaz frontman is always juggling a few dozen projects, and from the looks of things, we'll hear more from…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Rocketjuice And The Moon Make Live Debut

Just a few days ago, we mentioned the formation of a supergroup called Rocketjuice And The Moon, a group that features Damon Albarn, Flea and…
Corban Goble | October 31, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Damon Albarn + Flea + Tony Allen = Rocketjuice And The Moon

For a while now, the busy Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has been talking about one of his latest projects, a new band that also features…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2011 - 3:31 pm