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What makes a first-tier jazz legacy? A signature instrumental style, recognizable within a phrase or two. A body of exceptional recordings, in the studio and... [Read More]
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Headlines this week have highlighted the macabre circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Panico, but overlooked his notable contributions to a music community jolted by... [Read More]
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The veteran saxophonist, set to become a Kennedy Center Honoree in December, releases epic project, encompassing a graphic novel and over two hours of new... [Read More]
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Nels Cline has earned his place as a guitar hero for our times, with a track record stretching back four decades and a marquee gig... [Read More]
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The pianist embraces jazz tradition while betting on a mode of soulful eclecticism. [Read More]
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Jazz was central to Franklin's musicianship, however far she rambled. Without it we'd be remembering a different artist now, and celebrating a different body of... [Read More]
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What would you say if I told you that drums can sing? The best jazz drummers have always understood this as fact. Allison Miller has... [Read More]
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Nate Chinen... [Read More]
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D'Angelo, Questlove, James Poyser and J Dilla hunkered down in Greenwich Village and created a sound that won Grammys and united genres. [Read More]
The first time Tony Bennett recorded the jazz standard "Fascinating Rhythm," he wasn't Tony Bennett. This was the spring of 1949, when the singer born... [Read More]
Wayne Shorter was 15 when he first wrote and illustrated his own comic book , in blue ballpoint pen. That was in 1949, and Shorter... [Read More]
The pianist shares his thoughts on the state of jazz and jazz education in conversation with Christian McBride. [Read More]
Wesseltoft and Thomas bring their extensive backgrounds in jazz and electronic music together to build a bridge between two adjacent generations of Norwegian alchemists. [Read More]
The award, bestowed annually since 1982, amounts to a lifetime achievement for luminaries of the form — this year's class includes the creator of Schoolhouse... [Read More]
The award, bestowed annually since 1982, amounts to a lifetime achievement for luminaries of the form — this year's class includes the creator of Schoolhouse... [Read More]
Between his classics My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme, Coltrane recorded these sessions on a single day in 1963. 55 years later, Both Directions... [Read More]
The veteran jazz master teams up with one of America's most cherished songwriters. [Read More]
The revered saxophonist leads an agile post-bop group with Ron Miles on cornet, Scott Colley on bass and Brian Blade on drums. [Read More]
It isn't typically news when a jazz group makes a change in personnel. But The Bad Plus isn't a typical jazz group, and its announcement,... [Read More]
Over a career that sprawled across six full decades, Taylor maintained an unwavering standard of expedition. And what he discovered — in an endless, boundless... [Read More]
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