Leading session drummer who played with Jackson, Houston, Wonder, Clapton, Collins, Midler and Jarreau
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Monday 18 November 2013
The London Jazz Festival’s typically packed opening weekend finished with a bravura set from saxophonist Wayne Shorter, undiminished at 80, picking out space for solo revelation as the BBC Concert Orchestra gave his compositions classical heft. Jazz Voice, though, remains the festival’s curtain-raiser, dryly introduced by Victoria Wood and bringing together diverse singers over big band swing.
Sunday 17 November 2013
What it says on the box … a square cardboard container enclosing seven 7-inch singles of impeccable obscurity and desirability, most of which never met with release – the sound of young America as antique treasure.
Monday 26 August 2013
Tracks ranging from classic rock to contemporary rap listed after digital pre-order download analysed by fans
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Sir Bruce Forsyth will unveil two memorial plaques in central London today.
Saturday 18 May 2013
Multi-instumentalist, string arranger, model, senior editor of Love Is the Magazine and busker … the surprise here is only that the violinist/singer Toliver's debut LP is, on the surface, such a conventional, Radio 2-friendly affair.
Wednesday 20 February 2013
"I'm going to do something I never do," confesses Allen Stone. "I've got a song called 'The Fly' I wrote two days ago in my hotel room I'd like to sing to you." It's a courageous and daft act from this resolutely bland American soul singer.
Thursday 24 January 2013
Tuesday 22 January 2013
The queues for the plastic champagne flutes might have rivalled those at Terminal 5 last weekend
Sunday 25 November 2012
Mental troubles give way to romantic concerns in David O Russell's suburban comedy-drama
Monday 19 November 2012
Private equity boss David Bonderman, reportedly the 209th richest man in America, turns 70 next week. According to the BBC's business editor, Robert Peston, the co-founder of TPG Capital celebrated the milestone in Vegas with a private gig from Sir Paul McCartney. Bonderman is said by Forbes magazine to be worth in the region of $2bn, and a decade ago celebrated his 60th in similar style, with musical performances by The Rolling Stones and and a stand-up set by Robin Williams. That party cost him $7m.
Saturday 10 November 2012
Saturday 13 October 2012
Monday 08 October 2012
President Barack Obama, raising cash from celebrities in California, took a good-natured shot at his own underwhelming debate performance, marvelling at how his friends in the entertainment business could turn in flawless showings every time.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Prominent Motown studio musician and Funk Brothers member Bob Babbitt, whose bass playing pounded through the Temptations hit "Ball of Confusion" and Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)," has died. He was 74.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
There's never been a post-match interview like it. Just before it, the Centre Court had watched with grudging sympathy as Andy Murray picked up his runner's-up prize. He held the plate aloft as if it were a silver "Thinks" balloon emblazoned with the word "LOSER". His face was a familiar picture of flared-nostril disgust and grumpy petulance, the visage of a lanky teenager whining, "It's not faaaiiiiiir".
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