Wednesday, December 17 2014
The skeptics who claim jazz is weaker than before simply aren't listening. As these 16 albums reveal, jazz remains on the cutting edge.
Tuesday, December 7 2010
Jazz is working all the angles these days. Is there any other genre that has as much range -- from solo instruments to big bands, from instrumental to vocal, from European musicians to both North and South Americans, from truly pretty music to raucously avant-garde "noise"?
Sunday, August 8 2010
With his new recording Ten, pianist Jason Moran marks a decade of playing by his great Bandwagon trio. Listeners should count themselves lucky.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival shone bright as a beacon for a long-standing organization with a mission for musical outreach and jazz education.
Thursday, September 25 2014
A wild mix of styles are brought to the music of Fats Waller by the pianist Jason Moran and his collaborator MeShell Ndegeocello. A dance party that proves, again, that jazz boundaries are joyously crumbling.
Sunday, February 12 2012
Jack DeJohnette has done it all. Time for him to have a little fun.
Thursday, October 7 2010
Putting varied sources together so seamlessly has resulted in one of the year’s best releases.
Wednesday, July 8 2009
Taylor's best record in about half a decade, and a memorable development in his sound.