Music: Bobby McFerrin

Jul 9, 2010, By Blair Jackson

Where do you go artistically as a singer when you’ve seemingly covered every base there is, from solo voice to intricate vocal ensembles, jazz to pop to classical, and earned 10 Grammys and a Billboard Number One single along the way?...

Classic Tracks: Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Jun 24, 2010, By Blair Jackson

In the context of what usually gets played on the radio and goes on to become a hit, Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 smash, “Don’t Worry Be Happy” is definitely an anomaly; even, dare we use the word, a “novelty.” After all, it’s one singer, performing all the parts a cappella, on a lilting, vaguely Caribbean-sounding song with an uplifting message as simple as its title. ...

Gear Stories With Sylvia Massy: Cockroaches and SM58s

Jun 24, 2010, By Sylvia Massy

In order to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, you must be prepared. You must pack the essentials: water, matches and, of course, an SM58. Forget the Swiss Army knife. The Shure SM58 is a hammer, a weapon, a spoon, a pestle, a dildo, a scepter—and a damn good mic on just about everything....

Trombone Shorty

May 21, 2010, By Barbara Schultz

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews opens his album Backatown with the original instrumental “Hurricane Season”: It’s a wild ride as lines blur between up-tempo jazz, funk, R&B. ...

'Producing' a Cure

May 21, 2010, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Though he suffers from ALS, bassist/engineer/producer Ned Mann was able to create his new jazz double-album...

Music: Dierks Bentley

May 21, 2010, By Barbara Schultz

Country singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s fifth album comes as a wonderful surprise. Whereas his previous records offer an appealing, modern take on classic country (like Waylon or Merle, only shinier)...

Music: Damian Marley and Nas

May 21, 2010, By Blair Jackson

If you are surprised that Damian Marley—youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley—would collaborate on an entire album with New York rap royalty Nas, then you probably haven’t been keeping up with the ever-shifting musical adventures of the many Marley siblings. ...

Kuk Harrell Thrives in L.A's Boom Boom Room

May 21, 2010, By Matt Gallagher

Atlanta-based songwriter and vocal producer Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell—who shared in two 2010 Grammy Awards with his partners Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and Terius “The Dream” Nash for their work on Beyoncé Knowles’ hit single “Single Ladies ...

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