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Wednesday, December 17 2014

The Best Jazz of 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

The Best Jazz of 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"?


Columns

Sunday, August 8 2010

Ten Reasons to Love Jason Moran

With his new recording Ten, pianist Jason Moran marks a decade of playing by his great Bandwagon trio. Listeners should count themselves lucky.


Reviews

Wednesday, October 1 2014

Monterey Jazz Festival: 19 September 2014 (Photos)

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

Jason Moran: All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller

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: Sound Travels

Jack DeJohnette has done it all. Time for him to have a little fun.


Thursday, October 7 2010

Jason Moran: Ten

Putting varied sources together so seamlessly has resulted in one of the year’s best releases.


Wednesday, July 8 2009

Otis Taylor: Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs

Taylor's best record in about half a decade, and a memorable development in his sound.


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