Nate Chinen

Nate’s Contributions

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

May 2011    The Gig

Canon Fodder

“ 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

Post-Grammy Reflection

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...

03/21/11    Features

Kurt Elling: What Makes a Jazz Singer

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

The Blue Egg

Nate Chinen muses on the unique appeal of the small neighborhood jazz club

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