Jeff Tamarkin

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12/19/14    Albums

The Late Show: An Evening With Jaki Byard Live at the Keystone Korner, Vol. 3
Jaki Byard

“It’s born out of tradition and raised by the heart,” says Keystone Korner proprietor Todd Barkan in his introduction to Jaki Byard’s 1979 solo piano set at the San Francisco club. What would probably just be dismissible hyperbole in most cases is apt here...

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12/10/14    Books

Interview: James Gavin, Author of New Peggy Lee Bio

“Is That All There Is?” is a comprehensive portrait of a troubled, brilliant artist

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12/06/14    Albums

Sentimentale
Richard Galliano

If Richard Galliano is jazz’s greatest accordionist, that’s largely because the French squeezebox virtuoso has had minimal competition. But having the field to himself hasn’t stopped Galliano from casting an ever-wider net, vacuuming up genres over the decades...

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12/04/14    Albums

Spark of Life
Marcin Wasilewski Trio With Joakim Milder

Two decades on, Marcin Wasilewski’s Polish piano trio shakes things up by inviting a guest into the fold, Swedish tenor saxophonist Joakim Milder, best known for his work with shared mentor Tomasz Stanko. But perhaps “shakes things up” is overstating the...

12/03/14    News

Bassist and Educator Chris White Dies at 78

Played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, others

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12/02/14    News

Cuban Guitarist Carlos Emilio Morales Dies at 75

Irakere co-founder was also a prolific sideman

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12/01/14    News

Pianist Joe Bonner Dies at 66

Denver-based musician worked with Hubbard, Sanders, others

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11/29/14    News

2nd Edition of Gigi Gryce Book Now Available

“Rat Race Blues” chronicles the life and work of acclaimed saxophonist

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11/28/14    News

Friday Concerts to Continue at Newport Jazz Fest

Kneebody, Snarky Puppy to perform in 2015

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11/27/14    News

Frank Foster's Autobiography Published

Saxophonist died in 2011

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11/26/14    News

Our Point of View to Perform in NYC

Group includes Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lionel Loueke, others

11/25/14    News

JALC to Present “The Birth of the American Orchestra” Concerts

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform

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11/25/14    News

NYC Winter Jazzfest Announces Additional Performers

Festival takes place Jan. 8-10

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11/25/14    Albums

When We Find Ourselves Alone
Rodney Whitaker

Rodney Whitaker’s ubiquity as a utility man—regular stints with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Roy Hargrove, director of the Mack Avenue Superband, high-profile recording dates with the likes of Orrin Evans and Cécile McLorin Salvant—may have...

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11/24/14    News

JALC to Host Cancer Research Benefit in Memory of Michael Brecker

Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, others to perform

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11/23/14    Albums

Portraits in Space and Time
Paul Bollenback

Portraits in Space and Time isn’t a live album, but Paul Bollenback makes a point of stressing that it’s deliberately structured like one. “This project was recorded almost exactly like the trio would play a gig,” writes the guitarist in his liner notes...

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About Jeff Tamarkin

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A former editor-in-chief of Goldmine, CMJ, Relix and Global Rhythm, Jeff Tamarkin is the Associate Editor of JazzTimes. He also spends his days (and often nights) freelancing for a variety of outlets, among them Playbill, the Boston Phoenix, Mojo, Relix and All Music Guide, covering anything from Appalachian string bands to Arabic pop music to rock, R&B, country and jazz of all kinds.

Jeff is the author of the biography Got a Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane, as well as more than 75 liner notes and thousands of articles, reviews, press releases, bios, etc. Jeff has been a jazz fan since he was in the single digits and saw a couple of puppets lip-syncing to Oscar Peterson and Clark Terry's "Mumbles" on The Soupy Sales Show.

Jeff Tamarkin joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 31, 2008