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
A sampler of the work of the versatile drummer
Partially inspired by personal tragedy, the drummer reinvigorates his career
A drummer/bandleader composes from the bottom up
There’s no shortage of documentation of Steve Lacy’s early 1970s work, but that doesn’t make rediscoveries like this 1972 concert from Lisbon any less welcome. This show finds soprano saxophonist Lacy and his quintet in particularly combustible form. The...
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Shaun Brady joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 17, 2008