“I hope this playlist will serve to expose the listener to some lesser-known, but amazingly gifted artists,” says Locke. “Many of the tracks here served to inspire me on my own journey. I’m forever grateful to the great vibes players who created them.”
Ron Korb, “Patagonia,” from World Café Grammy-nominated, multi-award-winning flutist extraordinaire Ron Korb triumphs with the release…
On this date in 1962, saxophonist Sonny Rollins wrapped the recording session for his album The Bridge at RCA Victor Studio B in New York, laying down to final tunes — “Without a Song” and “The Bridge” — before committing the record to wax.
Join us as we discuss new works by Chris Potter, Wadada Leo Smith, Keiko Matsui, Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom and more!
On this date in 1962, saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd — Brazilophiles both — came together at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C., to record Jazz Samba, one of America’s earliest known recordings of bossa nova.
On this date in 1964, trumpeter Miles Davis performed a concert at the Philharmonic Hall of Lincoln Center in New York City with a quintet that featured George Coleman on tenor saxophone, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums and Herbie Hancock on piano.
Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, who for the past three years has served as the Director of…
On this date in 1932, vocalist Bing Crosby, at just 29 years old, recorded this rendition of “St. Louis Blues” with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for Columbia Records.
Trumpeter-bandleader John Daversa, vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, drummer Steve Gadd and saxophone icon Wayne Shorter were among the big winners in the jazz categories of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
The best new music from our February 2019 issue.
Mobley, a stalwart of East Coast hard-bop, is in peak form here, playing with a combination of muscle and high polish on tunes that range from gritty blues to winsome ballads.
Mehler, a longtime pianist based in Boston, may not have kickstarted the resurgence of jazz vinyl, but he is certainly among its most sophisticated advocates and savviest purveyors.
Natalie Cole, daughter of famed jazz singer Nat “King” Cole, was born on this day (February 6) in 1950. “Inseparable,” today’s Song of the Day, comes from her 1975 album of the same name.
The 61st Grammy Awards are set to take place this Sunday (viewers can tune in…
Evans’ arrangement of “Straight, No Chaser” is clear-cut and unfussy. He lets the self-winding simplicity of Monk’s melody speak for itself.
‘Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs’ is a new extended composition by vanguard trumpet Wadada Leo Smith. “Her action generated a movement worldwide for liberty and justice for human beings,” said Smith.
Described as a “brilliant and intense” pianist by KC Confidential and a “dynamic artist and musical force…
In this issue, we delve into the raw yet refined art of pianist Myra Melford, chat with Larry Grenadier about his first solo bass recording and check in with saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, guitarist Bobby Broom, drummer Allison Miller and more.
Here are 21 artists we think will take jazz to new heights in 2019. Young and visionary, they’re all linked by a desire to move the music forward, tugging the tradition along with them.
Jazz legend Wes Montgomery recorded the tune “June in January” for the album The Montgomery Brothers in…