Four decades ago, Apollo missions hauled over 840 pounds of moon rocks back to Earth for scientific evaluation. None of the dozen astronauts who collected the samples received a personal specimen -- not even the late Neil Armstrong.
Herbie Hancock ’s latest album takes its title from a John Lennon song that imagined a world with no national boundaries. Fittingly, “ The Imagine Project ” features an international group of musicians who recorded songs in cities around the globe.
When Chick Corea signed on to commemorate his 70th birthday at the Blue Note with a monthlong November residency, he had to assemble a scroll-like set list for 10 bands, with only a day or less to rehearse for each gig.
Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon , a financial adviser who once specialized in corporate restructuring at McKinsey & Co., dabbled in music on her off- time. The hobby yielded a chanting CD called “Soul Mantra” that she recorded six years ago for her father-in-law’s 91st birthday.