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    Is Classic Rock the #1 Music People Listen to on Vinyl?

    Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

    As some of you may have noticed, I have a little poll set up on the right hand side of Vinyl Revinyl, and in the 2+ years, the site has been online, I’ve been collecting your responses. One of the questions I’ve asked my visitors is what music you like to listen to on vinyl. […]

    18 Musical Innovations We Can Thank African Americans For

    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

    Without African Americans, there is no American music. Some of the most raw, energetic, complex, and groundbreaking music that has ever been played was played by African Americans from the US. Everything we listen to today, in some way or another, was influenced by their musical vision and innovation. Here are 18 musical innovations that […]

    Chillin with Brazilian: Bossa Nova

    Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

    Lately, I have been captivated by a music with lush textures, relaxed melodies, and a fantastic sense of place. This music comes from a very unique part of the world with a vibrant musical history and amazing natural beauty. The Place is Brazil, and the music is Bossa Nova. The name “Bossa Nova” roughly means […]

    Jazz Fusion: A Primer

    Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

    My current music obsession is jazz fusion. This genre got its start in the late 1960’s; many cite Miles Davis’ “In a Silent Way” as the first “fusion” album. So, what is it? In short, jazz mixed with a little rock and a little funk. Of course, there are variations. Some say fusion is “electric” […]

    Artist Profile: Herbie Hancock

    Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

    One of my favorite musical artists of all time is the jazz legend, Herbie Hancock. Herbie began his music career in the early 1960’s when Miles Davis was putting together his “Second great quintet”. Prior to working with Miles Davis, Herbie was a piano prodigy with a good amount of playing and performance experience under […]

    Relaxin’ at Camarillo: A Look At Charlie Parker

    Friday, November 7th, 2008

    Being interested in jazz music, I was knowledgeable of Charlie Parker’s existence. However, also being a newbie to jazz, I never really got around to exploring his music until very recently. It went like this: I was reading Miles Davis’s autobiography, and as many of you jazz afficionados already know, Miles got his start playing […]

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