05/17/12 The Gig
Nefarious nuisance or blessing in disguise?
04/23/12 The Gig
Nate Chinen on the bass legacy of this historic jazz businessman
03/17/12 The Gig
Nate Chinen on Charlie Haden and Hank Jones' 'Come Sunday'
01/15/12 The Gig
Nate Chinen recalls his 10 favorite jazz performances of the past year
12/23/11 The Gig
How Bon Iver, tUnE-yArDs & other young bands draw from jazz
Roy-Quired listening: top picks from the master's catalog
Catching up with the most influential living drummer in jazz
10/03/11 The Gig
Women jazz musicians are ubiquitous today, but journalism lacks a feminine voice
08/19/11 The Gig
Nate Chinen on Trane's Village Vanguard Recordings as a life-altering experience
07/26/11 The Gig
Brandon Seabrook has an itchy, overdriven, often evil-sounding interface with the banjo, and as an improviser he uses it to establish a clear but aggressively unsettled identity. You can grasp this intuitively within a minute or two of “Sacchetto Mal D’Aria...
05/23/11 The Gig
Nate Chinen has his own ideas on how the Recording Academy can cut down on the number of awards
05/02/11 The Gig
JT columnist weighs in further on JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology
May 2011 The Gig
“ The Smithsonian Collection is a sketch, a beginner’s library of jazz history,” reads an introductory note in the booklet for The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz , first issued in 1973. “Necessarily, there are many worthy figures and groups left...
April 2011 The Gig
Esperanza Spalding seemed as shocked as everyone else when she won Best New Artist at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 13. Hands clutching her heart, a million-watt smile lighting up her face, she looked positively breathless for a moment, though she...
Since debuting on Blue Note in 1995, Kurt Elling has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent jazz singers of our time. Now based in New York City, Elling details his ascent, responds to his detractors, and sets out to define the slippery parameters...
March 2011 The Gig
Nate Chinen muses on the unique appeal of the small neighborhood jazz club