Influential scribe pulled from personal relationships with jazz greats, in plainspoken prose
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
McCoy Tyner and Dr. John are honored
The city honors its own while hosting circuit headliners
11/15/16 JT Notes
Editor Evan Haga on the November 2016 issue
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...
Editor Evan Haga on the Swedish capital's annual jazz festival
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
Editor Evan Haga on America's most iconic jazz festival
10/09/16 JT Notes
Evan Haga ponders precocious jazz talent
The Charlie Parker fest closes with a smart, powerful all-star set
The jazz-rock pioneer reflects on some of his finest albums
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
Editor Evan Haga on NYC, Eddie Palmieri and more
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
Pharoah, Shepp, Gary Burton, Wendy Oxenhorn honored