JAZZIZ Exclusive: Anthony Strong live big band tracks

Following his 2015 big band album On a Clear Day, British jazz singer-pianist Anthony Strong showcases four live tracks recorded in concert with the Danish Radio Big Band. The stream is available…

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…

#Sinatra100 – The traumatic birth of Frank Sinatra

By Matt Micucci This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest and most iconic entertainers of the twentieth century – Frank Sinatra. In this series of entries on…

Barre Phillips Releases Final Solo Album

In 1968, Barre Phillips was the first musician to record an album of solo double bass. His new album, End to End, was released via ECM Records. It finds him returning to…

“Women in Jazz” Exhibition Opens in London

A new exhibition, “Women in Jazz: A Celebration of the Past Present and Future,” opened on October 16 in the Barbican Library, London, U.K. It will run through December 31 and is…

Come Together: Jazz Meets The Beatles

The Beatles fundamentally changed the direction of modern music, sending a shockwave through popular culture with ripples that would eventually find their way to jazz. It’s easy to hear why.  The Beatles…

Q&A with Wayne Horvitz: The Beauty of Implication

This October, pianist-composer Wayne Horwitz released two new records – The Snowghost Sessions (Songlines) and Those Who Remain (National Sawdust Tracks). Given the extent of the variety of his oeuvre thus far,…

Kamasi Washington Shares "Hub Tones" Video
Kamasi Washington Shares “Hub-Tones” Video

Saxophonist-composer Kamasi Washington has released the music video for “Hub-Tones,” a song from his latest album Heaven and Earth. The video is directed by Jenn Nkiru, who also filmed the video for…

Q&A with Ingrid Jensen: Leading from Within

Vancouver-born trumpeter Ingrid Jensen’s career got off to a running start with the release of her debut album, Vernal Fields, in 1995. The disc, which won the Juno Award for Best Mainstream…

Charles Pillow – “Pharaoh’s Dance”

Charles Pillow Large Ensemble, “Pharaoh’s Dance,” from Electric Miles (MAMA) Veteran New York City-based saxophonist, arranger and composer Charles Pillow steps into the spotlight with his latest album, Electric Miles, a large-ensemble…

JAZZIZ TV: Synthesizer Pioneer Jason Miles

Jason Miles, one of the most prolific keyboardists in modern music. His resume reads like Jazz and Pop Hall of Fame roster, and includes collaborations with giants of the industry like Michael…

Alexander Claffy – “Michelle”

Alexander Claffy, “Michelle,” from Standards: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? Ascending bassist Alexander Claffy takes an all-encompassing approach to jazz standards, befitting that famous maxim by Dizzy Gillespie:…

Denny Seiwell Trio – “Live and Let Die”

Denny Seiwell Trio, “Live and Let Die,” from Boomerang (Quarto Valley Records) Drummer Denny Seiwell is best-known for his work as a founding member, alongside Paul McCartney, of the post-Beatles band Wings. In addition…

Marquis Hill – “Ego vs. Spirit”

Marquis Hill, “Ego vs. Spirit,” from Modern Flows Vol. II Trumpeter Marquis Hill is barely into his 30s, but like so many young players making waves on the scene today, he’s already…

Marvin Gaye's Smash Single Celebrated With New Vinyl Reissue
Marvin Gaye Smash Single Celebrated With New Vinyl Reissue

Motown/UMe has released a vinyl reissue of Marvin Gaye’s eighth album, 1968’s I Heard It Through the Grapevine, to commemorate its legendary title song’s 50th anniversary. Motown Records had originally released the…

The Ultimate Bill Evans Playlist

Bill Evans is the fine wine of jazz pianists: smooth yet potent, dry yet detailed, subtle yet profoundly nuanced. Classically trained and naturally gifted, Evans was known for introducing new shades of…

Allan Harris "Jeannine" Video Premiere
Allan Harris “Jeannine” Video Premiere

Award-winning, Brooklyn-born vocalist Allan Harris plunges into the world of bebop trailblazer and vocalese innovator Eddie Jefferson on his latest album, The Genius of Eddie Jefferson, out now via Resilience Music Alliance.…

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