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Video: That’s my jazz

Milt Abel II, a world renowned pastry chef, reflects on his relationship with his late father Milton Abel Sr., a legendary Kansas City jazz musician.

September 12, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: How Does It Feel to Be Loved and All the Other Questions I’ve Ever Wanted to Ask the Armed Cheerleaders of the Corporate State as an Act of Defiance

That night one year ago, after dinner, I was in the dining room talking to my wife Heather when our thirteen-year-old daughter Maggie came in to ask me for help … Continue reading

February 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Lou Reed’s screen test filmed by Andy Warhol

Between 1964 and 1966, Andy Warhol shot close to 500 short movies of friends, celebrities, and models at his studio known as The Factory. The indie-rock duet Dean and Britta … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ by Lou Reed

“Walk On The Wild Side” is from Lou Reed’s 1972 album Transformer, his second after leaving The Velvet Underground, and was highly controversial when it came out. The song is about transvestites who … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: 1959 — The Year That Changed Jazz Forever

In 1959, four albums were recorded that took music in a new direction : Kind of Blue by Miles Davis; Time Out by Dave Brubeck; Mingus Ah Um by Charles … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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