Babymetal, Hiromi Uehara score impressive spots on Billboard

Apr 13, 2016

Babymetal, Hiromi Uehara score impressive spots on Billboard

Babymetal is now a top-40 act in the United States. American music chart company Billboard released its latest figures Tuesday, which put Babymetal’s “Metal Resistance” at No. 39 on the overall album chart and at No. 1 on its World Album chart. It is ...

Argentine jazz great 'Gato' Barbieri dies at 83

Apr 3, 2016

Argentine jazz great 'Gato' Barbieri dies at 83

Argentine-born jazz saxophonist Leandro “Gato” Barbieri, who won a Grammy for music in the 1972 film “Last Tango in Paris,” died on Saturday, New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club said. He was 83. “Today we’ve lost an icon, pioneer and dear friend,” the legendary ...

Free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman dies at 85

Jun 12, 2015

Free jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman dies at 85

Ornette Coleman, a self-taught alto saxophone player who polarized the jazz world with his unconventional “free jazz” before coming to be regarded as an avant garde genius, died on Thursday morning in New York at the age of 85, according to his publicist. Ken ...

Broken in life, Billie Holiday adored at 100

Apr 5, 2015

Broken in life, Billie Holiday adored at 100

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Billie Holiday died with just $50 to her name taped to her thigh, but on the 100th anniversary of her birth the jazz legend is enjoying a renaissance as a trailblazer for generations of singers. Holiday was broken down by heroin use, police harassment ...

Makoto Ozone set to step out with his other family

Jan 22, 2015

Makoto Ozone set to step out with his other family

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During his years in New York, pianist Makoto Ozone fronted a number of small combos and gigged with such heavyweights as Branford Marsalis, Gary Burton and Christian McBride. But the collaborators he has come back to time and time again are his Japan-based big ...