Nate Chinen

Nate’s Contributions


09/08/12    The Gig

The Gig: Kickstart My Art

Nate Chinen on the phenomenon of fan-funded recordings

07/22/12    The Gig

The Gig: Live at the Village Improv

Nate Chinen on Jazz and Comedy


07/04/12    Features

Tim Berne: Snakeoil Salesman

What does his new major-label exposure mean to an avowed avant-gardist?


06/19/12    The Gig

The Gig: Reed Switch

Nate Chinen on clarinetists who make the switch to tenor saxophone

05/17/12    The Gig

The Cabaret Card and Jazz

Nefarious nuisance or blessing in disguise?


04/23/12    The Gig

John Levy: Boss Bass

Nate Chinen on the bass legacy of this historic jazz businessman


03/17/12    The Gig

The Gig: Goin' Home

Nate Chinen on Charlie Haden and Hank Jones' 'Come Sunday'


01/15/12    The Gig

2011: The Year in Gigs

Nate Chinen recalls his 10 favorite jazz performances of the past year


12/23/11    The Gig

Covert Chops: Jazz-Trained Indie Rockers

How Bon Iver, tUnE-yArDs & other young bands draw from jazz

12/02/11    Features

A Selective Guide to the Best of Roy Haynes

Roy-Quired listening: top picks from the master's catalog


11/28/11    Features

Roy Haynes in His Own Hip Way

Catching up with the most influential living drummer in jazz


10/03/11    The Gig

Where Are the Female Jazz Critics?

Women jazz musicians are ubiquitous today, but journalism lacks a feminine voice


08/19/11    The Gig

Still Searching, Still Chasin’: John Coltrane’s Village Vanguard Recordings

Nate Chinen on Trane's Village Vanguard Recordings as a life-altering experience


07/26/11    The Gig

Brandon Seabrook: Pickin’ & Rippin’

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

And the Grammy Goes Away...

Nate Chinen has his own ideas on how the Recording Academy can cut down on the number of awards


05/02/11    The Gig

Nate Chinen: The Smithsonian Box, Continued

JT columnist weighs in further on JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology

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