Geoffrey Himes

Geoffrey’s Contributions


10/27/12    Education

Phil Schaap: Coaching the Crowd

How Lincoln Center's resident jazz aficionado is cultivating a new jazz audience


10/11/12    Features

Anat Cohen: Swing Dancer

Reclaiming melody, emotion and movement for modern jazz


09/03/12    Albums

Spirit Fiction
Ravi Coltrane

Depending on how you think about it, Ravi Coltrane was either blessed with inspiration or burdened by expectations when he was named after three such imposing musicians: his parents John and Alice Coltrane and Ravi Shankar. The son handled it much better...


08/02/12    Features

Bill Frisell: Fear and Composing

The prolific musician brings Hunter S. Thompson’s prose to musical life


04/06/12    Gearhead

In Gear: Jack DeJohnette

The drum legend on cymbals, keyboards and other essential equipment


04/02/12    Features

Jack DeJohnette: Relishing the Here & Now

The legendary drummer celebrates his past and finds inspiration in new collaborations


03/28/12    Albums

Further Explorations
Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian

You don’t have to know a lot of jazz history to enjoy Further Explorations , the two-CD live set from Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian. Anyone can hear the graceful lyricism—not just from the pianist but from the bassist and drummer as well. Anyone...


08/15/11    Features

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey’s Riotous Ambition

Trio’s expansive new project explores a ghastly corner of Oklahoma history


04/30/11    Features

Ambrose: Akinmusire: The Storyteller

On When the Heart Emerges Glistening, his striking Blue Note debut, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire combines a unique narrative approach to composing with the deep kinship of his working band.


January/February 2011    Features

Christian Howes: Bowing the Blues

Violinist Christian Howes experiences a musical awakening in the big house


January/February 2011    Albums

Spark of Being
Dave Douglas & Keystone

The Frankenstein myth still fascinates, 193 years after Mary Shelley published her novel, because the idea of creating a new life out of dead body parts attracts us as much as it repels us. We are all drawn to the idea of playing God, of making something...


November 2010    Features

Cindy Blackman: Of A Lifetime

In drum demigod Tony Williams, Cindy Blackman finds endless influence and inspiration


10/08/10    Education

Michael Formanek: Practice What You Teach

Bassist, composer and Peabody Conservatory faculty member Michael Formanek unites the bandstand and the classroom


October 2010    Features

Jason Moran: In All Languages

A look at the artistically exhilarating world of Jason Moran, jazz’s greatest young conceptualist


October 2010    Albums

Danilo Perez

Geoffrey Himes reviews new album from Panamanian jazz pianist


09/15/10    Features

Bitches Brood

Today’s heavy hitters discuss the influence of Miles’ fusion masterwork

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