The past, present and future of “In Movement”

In the mid-60’s, a young Jack DeJohnette attended a John Coltrane concert at a Chicago music venue. At the time, DeJohnette was a young talented composer, drummer and pianist and was making…

Count Basie Theatre to keep its name for another century

The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, will continue to keep its name for another century thanks to a new agreement struck between the nonprofit organization that runs the theater…

Carla Bley, with the passing of time

On May 6, Carla Bley celebrated her 80th birthday. Five days later, on May 11, her latest album Andando el Tiempo was released on ECM Records. Produced by Manfred Eicher, the album…

Man who stole money from Cecil Taylor jailed

Noel Muir, a Long Island contractor who lived next door to pianist Cecil Taylor, has pleaded guilty to larceny after stealing nearly $500,000 in prize money from the free-jazz legend.   Muir…

Miles Davis – “Gone”

Miles Davis’ timeless album Porgy and Bess, featuring arrangements of the 1935 George Gershwin opera of the same name, began recording on this day (July 22) in 1958. The album came at a…

Sarah Vaughan – “Sophisticated Lady”

The vocalist Sarah Vaughan, whose supple voice and flair for the theatrical earned her the nickname “Sassy,” recorded the album After Hours on this day (July 18) in 1961 for RKO-Pathe Studio.…

What to Watch on Qwest TV This Weekend

Like Netflix, Qwest TV offers plenty of binge-worthy material, including live concert recordings from festivals as prestigious as the Montreux Jazz Festival and Jazz a Vienne, masterclasses by today’s leading musicians and rare historical footage.

Year By Year: Five Essential Albums of 1972

Jazz may not have an official yearbook, but it does have a vast and well-documented discography. ‘Year by Year’ is our attempt to bring you the most noteworthy albums of each year,…

Jazz Chart Update: Week of July 15

A new face has emerged atop the JazzWeek Radio Chart, while a familiar figure reclaimed the top spot of the Billboard Jazz Chart. On both charts, quiet rumblings could be felt in the bottom half of the Top 10. 

Cal Tjader – “Soul Sauce”

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader, one of the earliest musicians to introduce Latin elements into the jazz idiom, was born on this day (July 16) in St. Louis in 1925.

Track By Track: Nate Mercereau, “Joy Techniques”

Joy Techniques is composer/producer/virtuosic multi-instrumentalist Nate Mercereau’s first full-length album, released on July 12 via his own label, How So Records. It was recorded over the past several years at his studio…

What to Watch on Qwest TV This Weekend

Quincy Jones is the co-founder of Qwest TV. (Photo: Courtesy Qwest.tv) Qwest TV is the world’s first subscription video-on-demand platform dedicated to jazz and its neighboring genres. Founded by legendary producer and…

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