Tom Cole http://kios.org en Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God http://kios.org/post/remembering-jim-hall-different-sort-guitar-god Jim Hall was a guitar god, but not in the sense that he could blaze through a zillion notes a minute. He was worshipped by guitarists around the world, but you'd never know it from talking to him.<p>"I don't really have all that much technique anyway, so I try to the best with what I have you know," he said to me earlier this year.<p>The best he had influenced half a century of jazz musicians, earned him the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master honor and widely designated him as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000 Tom Cole 40086 at http://kios.org Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God Richie Havens, Folk Singer Who Opened Woodstock, Has Died http://kios.org/post/richie-havens-folk-singer-who-opened-woodstock-has-died <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1B9ktRCkg</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Tom Cole 28896 at http://kios.org Richie Havens, Folk Singer Who Opened Woodstock, Has Died Saving The Sounds Of America http://kios.org/post/saving-sounds-america We've been able to record sound for over 125 years, but many of the recordings that have been made in that time are in terrible shape. Many more, even recordings made in the past 10 years, are in danger because rapid technological changes have rendered their software obsolete. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:22:00 +0000 Tom Cole 25800 at http://kios.org Saving The Sounds Of America Janet Feder: An Avant-Garde Artist Takes A Real Risk http://kios.org/post/janet-feder-avant-garde-artist-takes-real-risk <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOzinX8e9Pw</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:58:00 +0000 Tom Cole 16433 at http://kios.org Janet Feder: An Avant-Garde Artist Takes A Real Risk Two Takes On Christmas Music: Sweet And Sour http://kios.org/post/two-takes-christmas-music-sweet-and-sour What do you get when one of the songwriters behind a beloved children's program and a champion of challenging new music each approach Christmas songs in their own ways?<p>Not what you might expect.<p>Saxophonist, composer and MacArthur "genius" John Zorn is also a record producer who runs his own label, <a href="http://www.tzadik.com/" target="_blank">Tzadik</a> — the Hebrew word for "righteous one." The top of the label's website reads:<p><blockquote><p><em>Tzadik is dedicated to releasing the best in avant-garde and experimental music.</em><p></blockquote><p>Indeed, Zorn's first stab at c Tue, 20 Dec 2011 05:01:00 +0000 Tom Cole 3461 at http://kios.org Two Takes On Christmas Music: Sweet And Sour