These are the 10 best jazz shows in New York this month.
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Roswell Rudd has my favorite of the snapshots collected hereEarly January's Winter Jazzfest, a two-night, multi-venue fete that lured thousands of folks into Greenwich Village to see dozens of downtown-jazz stalwarts (Voice poll darlings Vijay Iyer and Darcy James Argue were among the star at ... More >>
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Guitarists Bill Frisell and Charlie Hunter both do their level best to bring jazz up to 1995
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