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…

Rosemary Clooney – “Tenderly”

Rosemary Clooney, a riveting vocalist and charismatic performer whose career spanned music, television and film, was born on this day (May 23) in Maysville, Kentucky, in 1928. Clooney rose to prominence in…

Previously unreleased Sun Ra music out now
Sun Ra – “Space Is The Place”

Herman Poole Blount — better known as the cosmic space-jazz keyboard guru Sun Ra — was born on this day (May 22) in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1914. Though official biographies lead us…

Fats Waller – “A Handful of Keys”

On this day (May 21) in 1904, the toweringly influential stride pianist Fats Waller was born in New York City. Waller, whose incredible skill on the keyboard was matched only by his…

Year By Year: Five Essential Albums of 1962

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,…

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