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
In 1999, guitarist John Scofield was beginning to enjoy a younger and larger audience—the spoils of the prior year’s A Go Go , his first album with Medeski Martin and Wood. Not long before 2000, he expanded his jam-band résumé by guesting on two Georgia...
Kidd Jordan, Nicholas Payton and more
Highlights from the annual musical-instrument blowout in Southern California
A singular cinematic experience in NYC
04/01/15 JT Notes
Something else: Ornette Coleman and New Vocabulary
Metheny, Frisell and other friends gather to remember