Giovanni Russonello

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09/24/12    News

Drummer Jamison Ross Wins 2012 Monk Competition

Runners-Up Are Justin Brown, Colin Stranahan


09/23/12    Albums

The Duality Perspective
Ralph Peterson

Drummer Ralph Peterson was one of Art Blakey’s last protégés, and he seems to have drawn a lot from his mentor: a gregarious comfort in the leader’s position; a flaying mastery that drives his bands without flagging, even if that sometimes means privileging...


09/05/12    Albums

Miguel Zenón and Laurent Coq

The alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2008 in part because he is enamored with discursive ideas, ways that music can interact beyond its own boundaries but still embody itself fully. As a spoken language—with conversation, interruption...


08/31/12    Features

Essential Tony Williams Albums

A glimpse at the five Tony Williams albums with tunes covered on Spectrum Road


08/30/12    Features

Spectrum Road: The Role of a Lifetime

A certified supergroup featuring Vernon Reid, John Medeski, Jack Bruce and Cindy Blackman Santana


07/08/12    Albums

Initial Here
Linda Oh

On bassist Linda Oh’s latest record, Initial Here , you’ll find a host of mind-bending surprises and taut, 90-degree turns. But this album, her second, holds together well—better than 2009’s Entry , her buzzed-about but impetuous debut. Initial Here finds...


07/07/12    Albums

Blue Moon: The New York Session
Ahmad Jamal

Since the 1950s, Ahmad Jamal has been coaxing jazz standards onto the dance floor. Taking his time, noting a song’s curves and the rhythm of its step, he builds a simple, pulsing phrase in the left hand with all the circular motion of a swaying hip. Then...


05/07/12    Features

Esperanza Spalding: Star Time

A definitive profile of jazz's great commercial hope


04/17/12    Overdue Ovation

Butch Warren: To Hell & Back

After a life of struggle, the D.C. bass great pulls no punches


03/29/12    Features

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at 50

A New Orleans institution celebrates in New York


03/20/12    Albums

Live at Smalls
Tim Ries Quintet

Throughout Tim Ries’ career, jazz has served as a useful launching pad, a touchstone. But when he leafs through modern jazz’s founding texts, the saxophonist isn’t searching for commandments or dogmas, just ideas. Before his latest release, Live at Smalls...


01/30/12    Features

Five Must-Hit Harlem Venues

Harlem is a jazz mecca again, and these are some of the hottest hotspots


01/27/12    Features

A New Day in Harlem

How a thriving community of hip-hop generation jazz musicians is reclaiming hallowed uptown ground


10/18/11    Education

Terell Stafford’s Heart of Brass

The trumpeter and educator channels his experiences into lessons


07/12/11    Concerts

Umbria Jazz 2011

Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter, Anat Cohen and more at Italy’s greatest jazz celebration

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About Giovanni Russonello


Giovanni Russonello joined the JazzTimes community on Jul 12, 2011