Ashley Kahn

Ashley’s Contributions


03/10/15    Before & After

Before & After With Chucho Valdés

Just beautiful


08/14/14    Concerts

Review: France’s Nice Jazz Festival

Intimacy, connection and a relaxed energy


06/01/14    Before & After

Before & After with Gary Bartz

Ears for all eras


05/05/14    Before & After

Before & After with Tim Lefebvre

Low end, high spirits


04/05/14    Before & After

Before and After with Ravi Coltrane

A sense of sax history


11/07/13    Concerts

Review: The 45th Barcelona Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival

A world-class festival that's bound to its community


11/05/13    Before & After

Before & After with Dave Douglas

ln praise of Woody, Wynton and more


07/03/13    Before & After

Before & After with Steve Coleman

Finding value in any style or sound


03/29/13    Before & After

Before & After with Bob Belden

An uncontrollably analytical mind


12/14/12    Concerts

Review: Barcelona Jazz Festival 2012

Doing it right with a varied, international focus


11/07/12    Before & After

Before & After with Ambrose Akinmusire

At 30, a lifetime of knowledge


03/19/12    Before & After

Before & After with Rudresh Mahanthappa

At the Barcelona festival, an in-depth discussion of sax music and cultural fusion


01/04/12    Concerts

Umbria Jazz Winter Festival, December 2011

Smaller in scale than Perugia, Orvieto's fest offers the best of Italy


10/24/11    Features

Charles Lloyd: We Must Sing the Song

An icon continues his lifelong pursuit of melody


January/February 2008    Features

Pharoah Sanders: Jewels of Thought

It’s a spring afternoon in a comfortable section of South Central Los Angeles. The richly textured tone of a tenor saxophone wafts across the lawn of a two-story house, blending with the dull hum of I-10 not far off. The moment suggests a number of things...

September 2006    Features

After Hours: New York's Jazz Joints Through the Ages

Many of the legendary Manhattan nightspots where jazz musicians got their start are long gone but certainly not forgotten. It’s hard to imagine the careers of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis or Dizzy Gillespie without the Cotton Club, the Royal Roost or the...

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About Ashley Kahn


Ashley Kahn can be heard on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and is the author of A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album, Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece and, most recently, The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records.