Nate Chinen

Nate’s Contributions

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04/14/14    The Gig

The Gig: Beats Me

Nate Chinen on streaming service and jazz

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03/15/14    The Gig

The Gig: Amiri Baraka, Blues Person

Remembering a poet and playwright of incandescent power

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01/25/14    The Gig

2013: The Year in Gigs

JT columnist Nate Chinen reflects on the best shows of the past year

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12/27/13    The Gig

The Gig: Andy Bey

A musician's singer, and more

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12/21/13    Features

5 Classic Steve Gadd Drum Tracks

Nate Chinen on essential '70s-'80s Gadd

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12/20/13    Features

Steve Gadd: The JazzTimes Interview

A wide-ranging chat with the prolific drummer

11/22/13    The Gig

The Gig—Well, You Needn't Compete

How good is good enough for the Monk Competition? How good is too good?

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11/10/13    Features

Ralph Alessi as Sideman: 5 Essential Examples

Supporting Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and more

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11/09/13    Features

The Brilliant, Contradictory World of Ralph Alessi

Studying contrasts

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10/18/13    The Gig

The Gig: Laurie Frink

Requiem for a Brass Saint

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09/04/13    The Gig

The Gig: Jazz's Post-Masculine Era?

The long path to acceptance for female jazz musicians

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07/18/13    The Gig

The Gig—Behold the Jazzbro

Like it or not, he speaks for you. Wooo!

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06/14/13    The Gig

The Gig: Darn That Stream

To be there or not to be there

05/13/13    The Gig

The Gig: Left, Right & Lincoln Center

Departures, crossovers and agents of change

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05/08/13    Features

Bassic Training: Christian McBride Picks 5 Formative Tracks

From Bootsy to Jaco, the bassist knows his bassists

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05/07/13    Features

Christian McBride Lays Down Roots

At 40, the gifted and ubiquitous bassist mentors an impressive new generation

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About Nate Chinen

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JT columnist Nate Chinen, who also regularly contributes to the New York Times, is one of jazz journalism’s brightest young talents. For the past three years he has won the Jazz Journalists Association’s Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for excellence in writing. He also won the Association’s Best Book About Jazz Award in 2004 for his work with George Wein on the memoir Myself Among Others: A Life in Music.