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.