Blue Bossa: What You Don’t Know About The Standard

By |July 10th, 2014|

A little-known story behind the standard “Blue Bossa” reveals that most jazz musicians are missing something huge when they play it.

Blue Bossa. A standby in any jazz musician’s repertoire. Likely one of the first bossas they ever learned. The very mention of its name immediately conjures slightly out-of-tune horns played by a middle school jazz combo at their first recital […]

Hipsters: 1959

By |January 7th, 2014|

Is hipsterism still a thing?

Even the New York Times trendpieces are at least five years old by this point. Williamsburg is aging (Bushwick’s barely affordable), Urban Outfitters so longs to be relevant that it repeatedly tries to make racism twee, and ironic mustaches are so eyeroll-worthy that anyone sporting one is likely doing so with another […]