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As both Jessica Simpson and the Bard can attest, music is indeed the food of love. We, however, would much rather focus on the music of food. There's no lack of songs on the subject, so under two "foodonyms" (DJ Escoffier and DJ Bearded James) we've compiled a duo of mixes intended to get your stoma ... More >>
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson is a man of many responsibilities. In the past six days, he's DJed five events, performed twice with his band, the Roots, taped four episodes of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, opened a restaurant that serves fried chicken he can't eat on his current diet, graded his studen ... More >>
Better than: The debates. The pianist Aaron Goldberg has been organizing jazz benefit concerts for every presidential election since 2004 to raise money for the Democratic side. I'm the kind of person to shy away from partisan events in general, where, I've found, sanctimony can hang heavy in the a ... More >>
In a recent tweet responding to a follower's assertion that he was a celebrity, the drummer and head Root Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson demurred, claiming he was merely "a personality." The follower had a point, though; according to a website devoted to Quest's blogs about meeting famous people, for in ... More >>
Chatting with the Saxophone Colossus, who still insists music can help
Album of the year, reissue of the year, best debut, and more
Or slicing, or muscling—anything but letting up, really
A Carnegie triumph for Mr. Rollins proves that the Sonnymoon is never over
Joshua Redman finds himself in Sonny Rollins's Oklahoma!, OK!
More fun with freshly revived old masters and wily young students
A who, what, why, where, whenand how manyof the uncharted world of independent jazz labels
Roy Haynes and Max Roach Master Time
Hippies, Jazzbos, and Beat Junkies Build One Nation Under a Mutant Groove
Actress and Singer-Songwriter Abbey Lincoln Reinvents Herself Yet Again
Boomers at Their Best for 'Made in America' Benefit
Figuring Out Whos in Tune as the Smoke Clears
Jazz at Lincoln Center Breaks New Ground, but Where Are the Women?
Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis