Jazz today remains the music that stays alive through a remarkable alchemy. On this list, traditions that go back to the jazz roots co-exist with modern pop tunes, and the avant-garde edges of the music blend in fluid ease with tonal beauty.
Ann Powers' 'Good Booty' and the Connection Between Eroticism and Popular Music
Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano: Compassion - The Music of John Coltrane
'The Prowler' Reveals the Horror of Getting What You Want
Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins
'Stalker' Warns of a World Where Escape Can Lead to New Forms of Imprisonment
'The Devil's Bargain': Some Men Just Want to Watch America Burn
Crowd Pleasing ‘Step’ Brims With Humanity and Courage
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