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The best albums of 2017 delivered both comfort and challenge — both salve and spur. (That also applies to the honorable mentions listed, any of... [Read More]
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Chris Dave possesses innumerable gifts as a drummer, but chief among them is the ability to make a groove just feel ... right. This isn't... [Read More]
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The bleak pathos of Bill Withers' original is tempered in this arrangement, which José James bends into a funk jam. [Read More]
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On the 60th anniversary of the touchstone jazz album, Sonny Rollins, Fred Hersch, and others recall the room's magic and its enduring legacy and influence. [Read More]
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The brilliant, mostly self-taught pianist and composer created new pathways for musicians, both aesthetically and with his benchmark Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. [Read More]
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Puerto Rican saxophonist Miguel Zenón has brought together several jazz greats to raise money for the island. [Read More]
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Jones can make a sprawling sea of fans feel like a small gathering of confidants. Hear a live version of the Day Breaks cut from... [Read More]
Hawai'i is the only place that gets it right... [Read More]
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As music director for the distinguished festival, Iyer united jazz and classical artists with a passion for spontaneity. [Read More]
One of the world's most renowned jazz singers covers one of the greatest singers of all-time. What's not to love? [Read More]
Grady Tate, a crisp, swinging drummer who also enjoyed crossover success as a vocalist in a prolific recording career spanning more than 50 years, died... [Read More]
As commemorative tributes take place across the country, the flagship jazz competition has quietly been put on hold. [Read More]
The saxophonist is joined by guitarist Rez Abbasi and percussionist Dan Weiss for a project inspired by each member's ties to the Indian subcontinent. [Read More]
Famoudou Don Moye was in his early 20s, an expatriate jazz drummer working in Paris, when he got the invitation to join the Art Ensemble... [Read More]
The jazz drummer shares why he opens his latest album with a recitation by his grandfather, "the ultimate bad hombre." [Read More]
Bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding will be in the recording studio for 77 hours, conjuring her next album out of thin air. We'll be... [Read More]
An outsized number of jazz heavyweights call Houston and its surrounding area home — here, they speak of the situation down south and their concerns... [Read More]
John Abercrombie, an intrepid and deeply lyrical guitarist who made a formative contribution to jazz-rock before refining a judicious, poetic iteration of post-bop, died on... [Read More]
Working with a new band and deep into the making of a new record with collaborator Terrace Martin, Herbie Hancock finds himself in conversation with... [Read More]
Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier.... [Read More]
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