“Are You Ready, Black People?”: Summer Of Soul Takes Us Higher

In his directorial debut, Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson celebrates the great lost music festival of 1969

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ALBUMS: Tony Allen Leaves Behind a Lasting Legacy

Tony Allen (Image: Blue Note) Tony Oladipo Allen, who died last year, was a legend of the drum kit, a musician that was never content to confine his playing to a single style. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1940 and was a rule breaker right out of the gate. He never played African drums or percussion. Instead, he was fascinated by American jazz, and spent many hours absorbing

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Bob Koester: The Purest of Purists

Remembering the life of the man who kept the spirit of jazz and blues alive and thriving in Chicago

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