A junkie and ex-con, the late James Booker was also the epitome of Crescent City keyboard artistry. A new documentary captures him right down to his glittering eye patch.
The haunting video was created to support the organization’s ‘Save the Arctic’ initiative, which seeks to make the Arctic declared an internationally protected area.
How Eunice Waymon, aspiring classical pianist, transformed herself into Nina Simone is part hardluck story, part fairy tale, and the good and the bad were impossible to separate.
Musicologist Nolan Gasser is working with cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York to discover if music can alleviate their pain and anxiety.
A small cadre of fanatics insists music would sound better if instruments were tuned differently. Ted Gioia spent a week putting put their theories to the test.
How did a solo piano album shake up the music world during the age of disco, fusion and rock? And what makes it sound as fresh today as it did 40 years ago?
Even as traditional keyboards disappear from mainstream culture, the piano enjoys a renaissance in jazz.