Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
via Jazz Legacy Films Saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger and educator Frank Foster died on Tuesday in his Chesapeake, Va., home. Born in Cincinnati on September 21, 1928, Foster's early jazz career was primarily in the Midwest, where he played tenor and soprano saxophone as a studen ... More >>
Blue Note's cover art: Also an inspiration. (Original on the left, homage on the right.)Hip-hop artists have never been shy about sampling songs from the vaults of the Blue Note jazz label, and few have pilfered with as much creativity and gusto as A Tribe Called Quest's one-time de facto lea ... More >>
Clarinet in hand, the director defends one of America's disappearing art forms
A pre-album genius in key songs and unforgettable longforms, with extra consumer advice
Weird Nightmares and Other Forgotten Dreams