During the 1980s, guitarist-composer Pat Metheny became one of the most popular jazz musicians alive by leading a band whose melodies and textures seemed tailor-made for the nighttime air of a sprawling amphitheater. In more recent years, his small-group...
11/10/15 JT Notes
10/29/15 Field Notes
The jazz community pays tribute to a true original
Kamasi Washington, James Carter, Dr. Lonnie Smith and more at this inaugural NYC event
10/04/15 JT Notes
Editor Evan Haga introduces the October issue
The unlikely staple of the jazz bandstand
A jazz celebrity as artist-in-residence
08/17/15 JT Notes
Editor Evan Haga introduces the September issue
The 37-year-old Danish guitarist and composer Jakob Bro, whose sideman credits include drummer Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band and Tomasz Stanko’s Dark Eyes Quintet, deals almost exclusively with the sort of twinkling, reflective, melancholic music that...
When the Bad Plus made its major-label debut in 2003, it was possible to accept it as a paradigm shift in piano-trio language. TBP has seen plenty of copycats since, but in the end its graces were too singular, its confluences too rare, to be ingested as...
Generations of jazz greats pay tribute
Celebrating the new honorees with a smart, concise program
06/10/15 JT Notes
A night at the museum with Charles Lloyd
At 27, the technique, intellect and imagination that guitarists strive for over a lifetime
05/05/15 JT Notes
Julian Lage: Keeping it simple
A peerless survey of American music