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Reviews // 11 Articles
The Best Jazz of 2014
17 Dec 2014 // 9:10 PM
The skeptics who claim jazz is weaker than before simply aren't listening. As these 16 albums reveal, jazz remains on the cutting edge.
The Best Jazz of 2010
7 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM
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"?
Covering Cover Songs
4 May 2015 // 10:30 PM
Cover songs don't have to be all that bad. Just listen to what Becca Stevens and Jason Moran have been doing lately, and you'll see.
Ten Reasons to Love Jason Moran
8 Aug 2010 // 5:00 PM
With his new recording Ten, pianist Jason Moran marks a decade of playing by his great Bandwagon trio. Listeners should count themselves lucky.
Monterey Jazz Festival: 19 September 2014 (Photos)
1 Oct 2014 // 4:54 AM
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.
Jason Moran: All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller
25 Sep 2014 // 9:05 PM
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.