Remembering Hazel Scott

READ: This Black Woman Was Once the Biggest Star in Jazz. Here’s Why You’ve Never Heard of Her She was prominent as a jazz singer throughout the 1930s and 1940s. In 1950, she became the first black person to have a TV show, The Hazel Scott Show This story by Lorissa Rinehart originally appeared on Narratively […]

Marisa Anderson should be in your earholes

Marisa Anderson (@MarisaMusic) is called an “experimental” guitarist, though I confess I don’t know what folks mean by that. The Portland, Oregon musician is an amazing guitarist. Above is a great little set she did at NPR and here’s an interview she did at BOMB. What is the sonic equivalent of a cloud? And how […]

Michael Franks

Monkey See-Monkey Do Before this song came through the shuffle, I had as much idea that Michael Franks existed as he did that I do. The internet tells me: His songs have been recorded by Shirley Bassey, The Carpenters, Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Patti LaBelle, Lyle Lovett, The Manhattan Transfer, Carmen McRaeand Ringo Starr.