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…

Ahmad Jamal – “But Not For Me”

‘At the Pershing: But Not For Me’ was a breakout album for Ahmad Jamal, introducing the world at large to a pianist with a refreshingly minimalist style and an exceptional feel for dynamics.

JAZZIZ Backstage Pass: Joe Lovano

We spoke to Lovano about the release of his ECM leader debut and its significance in his discography, as well as his long list of musical influences, which includes Ornette Coleman and Third Stream composer Gunther Schuller. 

A Short History of ... "I Remember Yesterday"
A Short History of … “I Remember Yesterday”

In the mid-’60s, a young American singer named LaDonna Adrian Gaines landed a role in a touring production of the iconic musical Hair. The production traveled to Munich, Germany, and she decided…

Frank Kimbrough – “Walking By Flashlight”

With “Walking by Flashlight,” pianist Frank Kimbrough honors composer Maria Schneider with a touching re-imagining of a classic song from her 2012 album, ‘My Winter Morning Walks.’

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