Pianist Orrin Evans is a busy man. With nearly 20 albums out under his own leadership and a slew of impressive sideman performances to his credit, he's built a sterling reputation on the modern, straight-ahead jazz scene. His music has melody and swing, with a dash of groove here and there, and he f ... More >>
"I was before my time, as the record labels would say."
At 17, Angela "Mecca" Scott was beckoned by producer Ski Beatz to fly from her Virginia home up to New York City to sing on a track for an up-and-coming Brooklyn rapper named Jay-Z. Over a beat based around a sample from jazz pianist Ah ... More >>
Linkin Park, favorably compared to Radiohead by Christopher R. Weingarten.In this week's Village Voice, Francis Davis weighs in on the new eight-CD box set honoring jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, Christopher R. Weingarten compares Linkin Park's new A Thousand Suns to Radiohead's OK Computer, and C ... More >>