Thursday, November 1, 2012

News+Happenings: November 1, 2012

Highlights Include:
  • Groove legend Terry Callier passed away at the age of 67, the Chicago based jazz folk artist is widely known for his collaborations with Massive Attack and Beth Orton.
  • Kermit the Frog learns to love jazz through "Visual Thinking." 
  • Controversy is a brewing around the new Nina Simone biopic, with accusations of "gentrification" and "fictionalization" of the iconic artist.
  • The Bad Plus' new album Made Possible is being heralded as their best album since 2007's Prog. 
  • John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Gil Scott-Heron all made the cut for President Obama's iPod playlist.
  • Check out rapper Common performing live with The Robert Glasper Experiment.
  • The "Mischievous Elf" of the jazz piano has a new documentary coming out.
  • How do you raise a prodigy?

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