For more than 20 years, Medeski Martin and Wood have thrived on remaining indefinable. Are they a jam band with jazz chops? A jazz trio following a groove-rock muse? An avant-garde soul-jazz band? That very malleability has meant that their sound is compatible...
Catching up with an out-jazz veteran
A comprehensive new exhibition in Brussels goes inside the life and legacy of Adolphe Sax
For all the devastation left in its wake, Hurricane Sandy fortunately didn’t leave New York City a total wasteland. But given the metropolis’ usual vibrant bustle, it certainly must have felt that way as residents abandoned their homes and power outages...
On the eve of his 80th birthday and less than a year after the death of his wife, singer Sathima Bea Benjamin, South African piano great Abdullah Ibrahim has released his starkest, most reflective collection to date. Mukashi is a Japanese word that translates...
Separating the reality from the tired stereotypes
02/17/14 Before & After
Reharms before hip-hop
Listening to a Motor City master
12/10/13 Overdue Ovation
Restless invention and an urge to create
Out of necessity, a super-portable B-3-Style MIDI organ
Organic chemistry: The story behind this classic sound
The disparate influences of drummer-composer Mike Pride bleed into one another in distinct and surprising ways on his two very different new releases. A powerhouse presence in the jazz, hardcore and metal realms, Pride spotlights the myriad ways those seemingly...
On his first trio album consisting solely of original music, the pianist invokes his heroes
A vocalist rediscovers her South Korean heritage with understated strength
Sunny Sides: 5 must-hear recordings
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Shaun Brady joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 17, 2008