Evan Haga

Evan’s Contributions

01/08/17    News

Nat Hentoff, Iconic Writer on Jazz and Civil Liberties, Dies at 91

Influential scribe pulled from personal relationships with jazz greats, in plainspoken prose


12/16/16    Albums

Robert Glasper Experiment

ArtScience , the latest release from Robert Glasper’s Experiment band, begins with the keyboardist’s trademarked take on acoustic jazz, like Bud Powell and prime Herbie passed through a J Dilla filter. Soon enough comes Glasper’s spoken mission statement...


12/12/16    JT Notes

JT Notes: A Great Night in Harlem

McCoy Tyner and Dr. John are honored


11/16/16    Concerts

Detroit 2016: Motor City Heroes

The city honors its own while hosting circuit headliners

11/15/16    JT Notes

JT Notes: Social Music

Editor Evan Haga on the November 2016 issue


11/14/16    Albums

Country for Old Men
John Scofield

John Scofield’s latest project, a set of C&W standards, is full of surprises even if its concept might seem overdue for the guitarist, whose abiding love of American roots music is no secret. Rather than bend toward the idiom he’s exploring, as he did on...


10/23/16    Concerts

Letter From Stockholm

Editor Evan Haga on the Swedish capital's annual jazz festival


10/19/16    Albums

The Way We Play
Marquis Hill

Marquis Hill, not yet 30 and based in both his hometown of Chicago and in New York, is one of the most promising jazz musicians to gain a national reputation in recent memory. He’s a remarkably gifted trumpeter, with a technical command that can evoke heroes...


10/13/16    JT Notes

Newport 2016: Same As It Ever Was

Editor Evan Haga on America's most iconic jazz festival

10/09/16    JT Notes

Editor's Column: Prodigy-ism

Evan Haga ponders precocious jazz talent


09/03/16    Concerts

Field Notes: Moran, Holland & DeJohnette in NYC

The Charlie Parker fest closes with a smart, powerful all-star set


08/22/16    Features

Bright Moments With John McLaughlin

The jazz-rock pioneer reflects on some of his finest albums


08/01/16    Albums

The Unity Sessions
Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny has long been jazz’s most heroic guitarist, but he’s a guitar god with a definite and unabashed affinity for experimentation and the avant-garde. Two recent offerings from Nonesuch, The Unity Sessions and Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny , veer...


07/23/16    JT Notes

New York Stories

Editor Evan Haga on NYC, Eddie Palmieri and more


07/05/16    Albums

Horizon Ahead
Benny Golson

If John Coltrane came to personify a profound spiritual yearning, what has his boyhood friend Benny Golson signified? A personal brand of stately elegance, in everything from his appearance, with his dapper mustache out of classic Hollywood; to his playing...


06/14/16    JT Notes

NEA Jazz Masters in Review

Pharoah, Shepp, Gary Burton, Wendy Oxenhorn honored

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