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Remembering Things
Remembering Things

Remembering The Time Sonny Rollins Kept Playing With a Broken Heel

A fall from stage during a 1986 performance didn't stop the saxophone legend from being a boss. Sometimes jazz is punk.
Tim Scott
8.1.17
Noisey Guide To
Noisey Guide To

The Guide to Getting into Miles Davis

In his own words, Miles changed music "five or six times." That might even be undercutting it. So where do you begin?
Jeff Andrews
8.1.17
Festivals 2017
Festivals 2017

Bon Iver’s Dad Helped Me Discover the Secret Jazz History of His Hometown

How a weekend at Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires festival ended in the back of his dad's pickup and a trip to the dive bar down the road.
Katie Bain
6.23.17
Premieres
Premieres

Christian Scott Continues to Stretch Jazz's Sound with 'Diaspora'

Scott discusses his upcoming release, the second installment in his Centennial Trilogy, and shares a new trap-leaning track, "The Walk."
Pat Shahabian
6.8.17
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

A Smooth Conversation with Michael McDonald

We hung out with the godfather of yacht rock at Coachella to talk working with Thundercat, his first new album in ten years, and Trump's America.
Andrea Domanick
4.24.17
PROFILES
PROFILES

Introducing The JuJu, the New Project from The Social Experiment’s Nico Segal

The jazz-ish Chicago quartet, which reunites Segal with old friends, discussed their debut album 'Exchange' with Noisey.
Josh Terry
4.21.17
Noisey News
Noisey News

Terrace Martin’s Smooth-As-Heck Jazz Remix of “Mask Off” Is Here for Your Innocence

The multi-multi-talented artist keeps Metro Boomin's beat intact while he flies off.
Alex Robert Ross
4.12.17
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

The Encephalophone Is a Real Instrument You Can Play with Your Mind

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that it may also help treat neurological problems.
Andrea Domanick
3.30.17
Premieres
Premieres

Matthew Stevens's Guitar Will Introduce You to Dulcet Tones You Never Knew Existed

Stevens has backed the likes of Esperanza Spalding and Christian Scott. Now he heads out in innovative directions of his own.
Pat Shahabian
3.23.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Here's Dave Chappelle as Emcee, Thundercat on Bass, and Robert Glasper Doing Everything

Thundercat's Irving Plaza show last night went somewhere fun.
Alex Robert Ross
3.4.17
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

Ronald Bruner Jr.'s Triumph

After playing drums for everyone from Kendrick to Kamasi to his brother Thundercat, Bruner Jr. steps out from behind the kit's shadow to make his solo debut.
VICE Staff
3.2.17
PROFILES
PROFILES

Thundercat the Great

We went to musical wizard's house to talk his bizarre and brilliant new opus, 'Drunk.'
Paul Thompson
2.24.17