Drawing inspiration from a hobby and bridging the classical-jazz gap
Tenor saxophone grandmaster Clifford Jordan, who produced the seven dates that comprise The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions (Mosaic), performs on only three of the six CDs that comprise this box set. But his extreme individualism suffuses the...
A Russian-born trumpeter steps out with three recent albums
In his introduction to The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop , Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. states that it is not his intention to present “an exhaustive biography” of the immortal pianist-composer, but rather “[to put...
Mosaic’s Classic Earl Hines Sessions: 1928-1945 begins with four solo performances—“Caution Blues,” “A Monday Date,” “I Ain’t Got Nobody” and “57 Varieties”—that set the template for the future path of jazz piano. Art Tatum, then 18, paid close attention...
How an artist-run performance space remains intimate while expanding
The electric bass virtuoso fosters a thriving, daring, multifaceted scene
The celebrated drummer unleashes his artistic vision via several new projects
12/06/12 Overdue Ovation
A little-known lodestar
The beloved vocalist steps out of her comfort zone
Bringing the real NOLA funk
Workaholic sticksman returns as leader with his ECM debut
How two Bronx brothers revolutionized Latin jazz
Exploring the Latin side of “a shining image of greatness”
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Ted Panken joined the JazzTimes community on Nov 06, 2011