On December 27, 1927, the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat made its Broadway debut at the Ziegfield Theater.
The story of a husband-and-wife jazz duo who ran and performed in a Texas nightclub in the late 1950s. The two LPs they recorded have won them a cult following.
The Bad Plus, who are performing at Indianapolis’ Jazz Kitchen Saturday night, have posted a collective statement in response to some of the reviews they got during their recent swing through the UK. Said reviews often hit upon the Plus’ choice of songbook (Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” etc.) as tired irony, a joke being run into the ground, etc. BP’s sincere and spirited defense is…
Takes on the standards from Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman and more.
Dick and Kiz Harp were a husband-and-wife, piano-and-vocals duo who ran their own nightclub (converted from a warehouse and called “The 90th Floor,” after a lesser-known Cole Porter song they performed) in Dallas, Texas at the end of the 1950s. They’ve developed a cult following among jazz-vocal aficionados …
Composer and film scorer Victor Young authored some of the most frequently heard melodies in the jazz canon.