Better Than: That unimprovised Paisley/Cool J duet. The format, in case you missed the emails, flyers, and Red Bull Music Academy promotional newspapers being handed out around the city, went something like this: One performer took the stage. He or she played for five minutes, at which point anothe ... More >>
Dr. John Brooklyn Academy of Music Saturday, March 31 Better than: The time when nobody talked about Louis Armstrong being hip. (Which he was.) As Louis Armstrong tributes go, this onethe first installment of "Insides Out," Dr. John's three-week residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music ... More >>
One recent trend in pop music has seen a number of old souls producing albums by the young at heart. Gospel goddess Mavis Staples's latest album, 2010's You Are Not Alone, was produced by Wilco wunderkind Jeff Tweedy; rockabilly vet Wanda Jackson's The Party Ain't Over, released in 2011, was oversee ... More >>
Celebrate the mighty Impulse!
A new six-CD box makes the same case fellow jazz musicians have made for decades
Chatting with the Saxophone Colossus, who still insists music can help
Revive Da Live brings in both crowds . . . very, very carefully
Album of the year, reissue of the year, best debut, and more
Jazz gets political again, just in time
Arts centers, classical-music organizations, and other non-jazz outposts fuel new music
Seeking ways to get heard and to grow, and more often succeeding at the latter
Seducing, sermonizing, showing off her best instrument
JVC Bounces Back Right on Schedule
Actress and Singer-Songwriter Abbey Lincoln Reinvents Herself Yet Again
Sing Along With the JVC All-Stars
In Search of a Cool-Blue Note
Jazz Competes With Its Past, Settles for the Hard Sell
Jazz at Lincoln Center Breaks New Ground, but Where Are the Women?
Laps and Marco Polo in the Hip Hop Pool
Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis
'He Deals With Kids' Crises. He Is Rare He Changes Lives.'