Jeff Tamarkin

Jeff’s Contributions


05/19/15    News

Bruce Lundvall, Former Blue Note Records Chief, Dies at 79

Brought the label back from dormancy to its present glory


05/15/15    News

B.B. King Dies at 89

The “King of the Blues” performed an estimated 15,000 shows, influenced generations


05/14/15    News

Percussionist Jerome Cooper Dies at 68

Played with Lester Bowie, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, others


05/14/15    Albums

Lost and Found
Buena Vista Social Club

When the American guitarist and producer Ry Cooder traveled to Cuba in the mid-’90s, he wasn’t even intending to assemble several local son musicians for a group recording. Circumstances led to the creation of the ad hoc collective henceforth known as Buena...


05/10/15    Albums

Eberhard Weber

Encore carries forward the concept that Eberhard Weber brought to his 2012 Résumé release. At that time, unable to play bass anymore due to a stroke suffered in 2007, the German musician extracted a dozen solos he’d created while working in Jan Garbarek’s...


05/03/15    News

Marty Napoleon, Pianist for Louis Armstrong, Dies at 93

Also played with Chico Marx, Buddy Rich and others


05/03/15    Albums

Philadelphia Beat
Albert "Tootie" Heath/Ethan Iverson/Ben Street

In their jointly written “Artist’s Choice” column on Tootie Heath for JazzTimes , pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street spotlighted the diversity of the drummer’s sideman work, choosing a handful of recordings that illustrated Heath’s adaptability...


04/25/15    Concerts

Review: Jazz & Colors--The Full Spectrum Edition

"A very cool concept" returns to the Met


04/20/15    News

Bernard Stollman, ESP-Disk' Founder, Dies at 85

Eclectic label gave artists complete artistic control


04/09/15    Albums

Take This
Jacky Terrasson

Nearly three minutes into the first of Take This ’ two interpretations of “Take Five,” pianist Jacky Terrasson, bassist Burniss Earl Travis II, drummer Lukmil Perez Herrera and percussionist Adama Diarra abruptly stop playing. The sudden dead silence lasts...


04/05/15    News

Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett’s Pianist, Dies at 91

Accompanied the singer for more than 50 years


03/23/15    News

Keyboardist Alan Watson Dies

Keyboardist Alan Watson, who played during his nearly four-decade career with such musicians as Regina Belle, Terence Blanchard (who was once his roommate), Frank Lacy, Louis Hayes, Bobby Watson, Kenny Garrett, Lewis Nash, Cassandra Wilson and others, died...


03/16/15    News

Jazz Radio Host Bob Parlocha Dies at 76

Longtime fixture at Bay Area’s KJAZ


03/08/15    News

Trumpeter Lew Soloff Dies at 71

Prolific player first found fame with Blood, Sweat & Tears


03/07/15    Albums

Romance, Swing and the Blues
Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation

Marcus Roberts went large with his latest. Financing the project with a Kickstarter campaign, the pianist-composer maintained his loyal trio of bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Jason Marsalis, called upon tenor saxophonist Stephen Riley, an early cohort...


03/01/15    News

Orrin Keepnews, Prolific Jazz Producer and Writer, Dies at 91

Launched Riverside, Milestone and Landmark labels

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About Jeff Tamarkin


Jeff Tamarkin joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 31, 2008