05/03/16 JT Notes
To have and to hold
05/02/16 Field Notes
The Obamas host jazz greats to celebrate International Jazz Day
Highlights include Kahil El'Zabar, the Cookers, a tribute to Bowie and more
Under a conceptual guise, crafting her best and most fully realized album yet
Blues, roots and "Blue Skies"
On Chet Baker, the trappings of biopics, and more
03/28/16 JT Notes
Blues & rifts
Spirit and story top biography in Robert Budreau’s inventive "Born to Be Blue"
02/22/16 JT Notes
All about Bob
01/07/16 JT Notes
An "Epic" crossover: Kamasi Washington and other highlights of the year
The saxophone colossus is honored in Harlem
Metallica bassist talks new documentary, and more
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