Larry Appelbaum

Larry’s Contributions


07/09/14    Before & After

Before & After with Chris Potter

A virtuoso keeps an open mind


10/04/13    Before & After

Before & After with Helen Sung

A classical master swayed by swing


05/30/13    Before & After

Before & After with Dee Dee Bridgewater

The singer and radio host on vocal-jazz icons & why songs still matter


04/28/13    Before & After

Before & After with Ben Williams

Making it sound so easy


02/22/13    Before & After

Kenny Werner Takes the Before & After Challenge

The pianist/composer opines on Viyay Iyer, Sam Rivers and...the Marx Brothers


01/04/13    Before & After

Sachal Vasandani: In Search of the Apex

The rising-star vocalist in our monthly listening session


05/11/12    Before & After

Before & After with Igor Butman

Listening With Russia’s Jazz Ambassador


08/18/11    Before & After

Gretchen Parlato: A Maven of Tone, Timbre and Texture

A listening session with the acclaimed singer


06/07/11    Before & After

Sonny Rollins: The Gentle, Humble Jazz Giant

Listening session with the legendary saxophonist


May 2011    Before & After

Jimmy Heath: Royalties for the Melodies, Please

Larry Appelbaum conducts listening session with legendary saxophonist on-site at Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival


March 2011    Before & After

Bobby Watson

A Before & After session with saxophonist during Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival


December 2010    Before & After

Helen Merrill: ‘S All Wonderful

Listening session with renowned singer


11/02/10    Before & After

Terri Lyne Carrington: Analytic Listening

Listening session with the noted drummer and educator


09/18/10    Before & After

Marc Cary: Deconstructing the Tough

Pianist, composer and bandleader sits down for listening session with JazzTimes' Larry Appelbaum during Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival


08/09/10    Concerts

Molde International Jazz Festival

Larry Appelbaum reviews jazz festival in Molde, Norway


07/12/10    Concerts

Review of TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Larry Appelbaum reviews concerts and events at the 2010 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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About Larry Appelbaum


Larry Appelbaum is a Senior Music Reference Librarian and jazz specialist in the Music Division at the Library of Congress. He writes for various music magazines and websites around the world, curates a film series and hosts a jazz radio program for WPFW-FM in Washington DC.