In The Loop With Masego: Interview

The cover art for Masego’s self-titled sophomore album, out now via EQT Recordings/Capitol Records, shows a candid photo of him seated on a wooden chair, wearing chestnut pants and a gray tank top, as he plays an acoustic guitar. “That particular photo was not even intended to be the album cover, which I love,” Masego


Spotlight On Doc Powell

With the splendid news that Grammy-nominated guitarist Doc Powell will be touring 2023 through 2024 it seems entirely appropriate to take a deeper dive into an artist whose music totally exemplifies what contemporary jazz should be all about.  Indeed the trademark easy grooving style that Powell has made his own marks him out as the


10 Best Willie Nelson Songs of All Time

Willie Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor who has had a profound impact on country music and American culture. Born in Abbott, Texas in 1933, Nelson began playing guitar at a young age and was heavily influenced by the music of Hank Williams, Bob Wills, and Django Reinhardt. Nelson began his career as


10 Best Miriam Makeba Songs of All Time

Miriam Makeba, also known as Mama Africa, was a South African singer and civil rights activist who used her powerful voice to advocate for social and political change. Born in Johannesburg in 1932, Makeba began singing in a choir as a child and later joined several jazz groups as a young adult. In 1959, she