Ted Panken

Ted’s Contributions


12/26/14    Features

Michael Blake Captures the Old-School Tenor-Sax Spirit

"Let the good stuff happen"


10/23/14    DVDs

"Arrows Into Infinity": The New Charles Lloyd Documentary Reviewed

His life, music and philosophies


08/03/14    Features

Guitarist Diego Barber: The Running Man

Drawing inspiration from a hobby and bridging the classical-jazz gap


02/27/14    Albums

The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions
Clifford Jordan

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...

11/03/13    Features

Alex Sipiagin: Going for It 100 Percent

A Russian-born trumpeter steps out with three recent albums


07/23/13    Books

The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop
Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.

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...


05/27/13    Albums

Classic Earl Hines Sessions 1928-1945
Earl Hines

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...


05/02/13    Features

Brooklyn's ShapeShifter Lab

How an artist-run performance space remains intimate while expanding


05/01/13    Features

Matthew Garrison: From the Bottom Up

The electric bass virtuoso fosters a thriving, daring, multifaceted scene


12/17/12    Features

Billy Martin: Beyond MMW

The celebrated drummer unleashes his artistic vision via several new projects


12/06/12    Overdue Ovation

Overdue Ovation: Doug Hammond

A little-known lodestar


10/08/12    Features

Cassandra Wilson: Country Strong

The beloved vocalist steps out of her comfort zone


08/06/12    Features

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at 35

Bringing the real NOLA funk


06/02/12    Features

Billy Hart: A Drummer for All Seasons

Workaholic sticksman returns as leader with his ECM debut


05/02/12    Features

The Gonzalez Brothers: The Apache Way

How two Bronx brothers revolutionized Latin jazz


12/07/11    Features

David Murray’s Cuban Ensemble Meets Nat “King” Cole

Exploring the Latin side of “a shining image of greatness”

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Ted Panken joined the JazzTimes community on Nov 06, 2011