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Ringo Starr's gold-plated snare drum will be on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum until December.
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July 21, 2010 "What a drag it is getting old" might be a sentiment appropriate for Mick Jagger's birthday, but Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th with boyish enthusiasm earlier this month. Join the celebration with five Beatles songs, as interpreted by jazz musicians.
John Medeski plays a melodica at Bonnaroo 2010.
June 16, 2010 The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival just wrapped up a four-day onslaught of music, mud and hippies. And while it's become much more musically diverse since its early jamband roots, there is very little jazz represented at the festival.
August 3, 2009 When it comes to prolific artists like Art Blakey, it can be easy to overlook a classic. Blakey had so many studio recordings and live albums with The Jazz Messengers that it can be difficult to parse which are the the ones worth hearing. So somet...
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December 30, 2008 One of the best years for kids' music in recent memory includes releases from artists with feet firmly in both kid-friendly and adult-oriented worlds. Old favorites went in new directions, while emerging artists gave a glimpse of the future of a genre as diverse and unpredictable as kids themselves.
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January 31, 2008 With a frenzied organ groove, the song repeatedly stops and starts on a dime, like a dance-crazy game of musical chairs. It's from an album of music for kids, but adults should appreciate it, too.
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November 2, 2006 Do you know why Madeline is forever young? Jane Hamilton's wry and moving novel tells the story. Marvel superheroes want you to dress 'em up to fight evil. And if you've been dreaming of a Guy Fawkes day party, we've got a guide. Face painting (see dude at left) is optional.
April 28, 2006 The three musicians that make up Medeski, Martin and Wood met in Brooklyn in the early '90s and instantly developed a rapport with each other that allowed them to make their own uniquely organic folk/jazz music.
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August 31, 2005 Renowned for their innovative "sacred steel guitar" sound, gospel band the Campbell Brothers teamed up with John Medeski on their latest release, Can You Feel It?. Medeski is a gifted organist best known for his band Medeski, Martin and Wood.
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July 28, 2002 Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton reviews three CDs highlighting jazz groups working the so-called "jam-band" circuit, attracting young rock fans to a new breed of jazz: Medeski Martin and Wood's Uninvisible (Blue Note), Stanton Moore's Flyin' the Koop (Verve) and John Scofield's Uberjam (Verve).
January 1, 2000 Gustavo Santaolalla, Giovanni De Chiaro, Medeski Martin and Wood, Knut Hamre and Steve Tibbetts, Paul McCartney, Kaila Flexer, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, Wimme, Bill Frisell, and more.
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