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Winter Jazzfest It grows and grows. The 10th anniversary Winter Jazzfest spans five nights (Jan. 7-11), nine venues and over 90 bands. There'll be three standalone concerts and two back-to-back marathons (6pm-4am) with hugely impressive lineups. A quick glimpse reveals the names Gary Bartz, Darcy Ja ... More >>
These are the best jazz shows in NYC in September. Orrin Evans Pianist Orrin Evans of Philadelphia recently co-founded the artist collective Likemind, and for six nights at Jazz Standard (Sept. 3-8) he'll give a good idea of its breadth and purpose. He opens with Tarbaby, a quartet featuring renown ... More >>
These are the 10 best jazz shows in New York this month.
The violinist takes a singularly dualistic approach to music
A Spotify playlist of Sam Rivers' work is here. Jazz composer, multi-instrumentalist, and organizer Sam Rivers died of pneumonia on December 26. Rivers' importance to the American jazz avant-garde extended beyond his recordings and performances. In his demonstration of artistic self-reliance and co ... More >>
Jazz lost an icon, and the New York City scene a fixture, last week, when drummer Paul Motian died from complications with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disorder. Motian's career stretched back over six decades, but his name had been inextricably linked with the famed haunt the ... More >>
Tensions between promoters and musicians underscore this year's slate
Bassists shine, even amid the dark age of conservatism
Or slicing, or muscling—anything but letting up, really
Charles Lloyd, Kidd Jordan, Herbie Hancock and more
From Ornette Coleman to Esperanza Spalding, it's the music you need to hear
A pianist who's resisted categories for 40 years goes home again
Dismantling canons, describing contexts, the new jazz studies come of age.
Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa sure are tough-mindedand also Indian Americans
With the Brit avant-garde, rust-belt saxophone, Braxton standards, Dylan standards
How Mojo, Bitches Brew, and Butch Morris inspired a funktional African American family unit
Envoi; Aloha, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen; Adiós Amigos; I'm Checkin' Out, Goombye
The Bad Plus's Equilateral Chamber Jazz
Sonny Rollins at the Summit
Bill Charlap's Trio Play the Melody and Listen to Each Other
The Best New Jazz CDs of the Year of Louis and Miles
Blue Note Promotes Rookie to Majors