Never has the term “include your brother” been used to greater effect than the Gershwins. George and Ira were titans together, minnows alone. Sadly, it was not to last.
Linked by talent, and ultimately fate, Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin were the very definition of the blues.
The transformative, yet oft-ignored jazz wizard Thelonius Monk is in the Google chair this week. Get better acquainted with genius, Daddy-o.
Friday. Yay! Ryan Lochte’s robbery got stranger, Trump’s veiny erection was sighted, and a Sumatran orangutan went all Miles Davis.
Australian jazz royalty Loretta Barnard has had enough of the standard Christmas fare, so Mama’s cooked up a gumbo of festive toe-tappery.
In this week’s Know who you’re Googling, Loretta Barnard unfurls the crushed genius of Billie Holiday.