After years of hard knocks and inner turmoil, JD Allen emerges with one of jazz's best and brawniest trios.
Vocalist Peter Eldridge applies pop values and lyrical smarts on the Latin-tinged Mad Heaven
After a miraculous recovery from brain cancer, saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo returns inspired, focused and humbled
March 2011 Features
Nnenna Freelon and son Pierce craft a natural, engaging blend of jazz and hip-hop on Freedom Suite
December 2010 Features
A look at how gay jazz musicians have dealt with their identity through their music
December 2010 Albums
John Murph on the box set in celebration of CTI Records' 40th Anniversary
November 2010 Features
After years out of the spotlight, pianist Junko Onishi returns with a bracing new album and a Mingus-sized band
John Murph profiles young saxophonist who balances solo career with role as back-up to Beyonce
With a pair of different yet equally dynamic releases, vocalist José James arrives
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Billie Holiday share a surprising kinship. But can Bridgewater, a madcap, theatrical vocalist, pay convincing homage to Lady Day, jazz’s most mythologized singer?
December 2009 Features
Can jazz’s rich tradition of eye-catching cover art survive in the MP3 era?
The chanteuse becomes a full-fledged songwriter on Bare Bones
May 2009 Features
An eclectic group of contemporary artists reinvents Cole classics
December 2008 Features
A mysterious bandleader who leads by example
November 2008 Artist Profiles
When musicians are as versatile as Corey Wilkes, the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing which direction to take on a debut album. The 29-year-old Chicago native has employed his crackling tone and improvisational swagger to a handful of forward-thinking...
September 2008 Artist Profiles
Without a doubt, there’s a cinematic allure to Bobby Previte’s latest disc, Set the Alarm for Monday (Palmetto). Steering his current ensemble, the New Bump, the veteran drummer/composer invents dreamy soundscapes that sound as if they were lifted from some...