Taken from his 2021 Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm CD ‘Hear At Last’, UK based guitarist Mark Jaimes is headed to radio with Rod Temperton’s ‘Midnight Rendezvous’. It is a number that reflects Jaimes’ classic R&B sensibilities and which pairs his slick work on guitar with a soaring vocal hook by the great Patti Austin It is
Very easy on the ear is the classy new single from sophisticated sax-man Tarik Clark. Titled ‘Come On’ it features the in demand Adam Hawley on guitar and follows recent singles ‘Just After Sunrise’ and ‘Soul Surpluss’. Good track.
The cello is a beautiful instrument that is known for its rich, deep tones. Over the years, many talented musicians have dedicated their lives to mastering the cello and creating beautiful music that touches the hearts of people around the world. One of the most famous cello players of all time is Yo-Yo Ma. Born
Jazz trumpet players have played a central role in the development of jazz music since its earliest days. Many of the most famous jazz musicians of all time, including Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, were trumpet players who helped to define the sound of the genre. One of the key features of jazz trumpet playing
Jazz music is one of the most unique and expressive genres of music, and its popularity continues to grow around the world. One of the most important elements of jazz is the vocalization, which is why jazz singers are held in such high esteem by music lovers everywhere. Throughout the history of jazz, there have
Throughout history, there have been many famous blind musicians who have defied the odds and achieved great success in the music industry. Despite facing unique challenges and obstacles, these talented artists have used their keen sense of hearing and musical intuition to create timeless music that has touched the hearts of millions of people around
Music has always been an essential part of American culture, and throughout history, many musicians have used their art to reflect on and comment on the state of their country. From patriotic anthems to protest songs, the songs about America have covered a vast range of themes and emotions. This list of the top 20
By Ben Jealous This month in 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated leading a bold effort to teach America an urgent lesson: Racism is not just the boot on the neck of people of color, it is also the great wedge that divides Americans. And everyone who gets divided loses. On Dec.
By Sofia Mohammed As a former teacher and forever educator, my philosophy and approach to education was heavily shaped by Zaretta Hammond. Being a Black woman, I knew firsthand how important it was that the children in my class saw themselves represented across the content we consumed — especially for subjects like math and science
By Tacuma Roeback, Managing Editor, The Chicago Defender If your salary isn’t aligned with your resume, you might understand the predicament of star quarterback Lamar Jackson. If you’ve ever seen someone less accomplished than you earn more money, you could fathom the palpable frustration around Jackson’s situation. Now, when it’s time for Jackson, an elite