Curtis Mayfield: where to start in his back catalogue


In Listener’s Digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: influential funk and soul singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield By Alexis Petridis | The Guardian | March 30, 20120 The album to start with Superfly (1972) Curtis Mayfield was an odd choice to write a blaxploitation soundtrack. His reputation was built on…

McCoy Tyner, revered jazz pianist, dies aged 81


American musician, who played with John Coltrane, was seen as one of the most influential jazz pianists of all time The Guardian | March 6, 2020 Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner has died at the age of 81. The death of Tyner, known as one of the most influential figures in jazz, was announced on his Facebook…

‘The Walking Dead’ Star Danai Gurira Inks Overall Deal With ABC Studios


From Zimbabwe to Wakanda to Broadway, there is no one like Danai Gurira By Denise Petski | Deadline | February 20, 2020 Black Panther and The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the pact, she will develop, write and produce for the studio across all platforms. Gurira is currently serving as showrunner…