Bob Blumenthal

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12/05/11    Features

Terri Lyne Carrington: Sophisticated Lady

With an all-female lineup, a master drummer makes the album of her life


09/11/10    Education

Jazz Ed, Italian Style

For 25 years, the Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz Clinics have complemented a world-class festival and afforded European students grand opportunities

11/29/08    Concerts

Buenos Aires Jazz '08

“A jazz festival can’t be about stars,” Adrian Iaies reflected as the five-day Mira Jazz concluded on Oct. 19. A pianist and one of Argentina’s premier jazz musicians, Iaies was the artistic director who cobbled public and private local, national and international...

April 2002    Solo

More Jazz and Sex

The December 2001 issue of JazzTimes raised a host of pertinent questions regarding the packaging of female musicians and the obstacles anyone encounters who does not fit the music’s longstanding heterosexual-male norm. It was a pleasure to see the analysis...

January/February 2001    Features

Don Byron & Uri Caine: Worldly Music

Was Gunther Schuller right? Forty years ago, Schuller envisioned the merger of classical music and jazz as the wave of the future, a “third stream” in his phrase, that contained a new synthesis in which the formal concerns of European concert music and the...


December 2000    Features

Ken Burns’ Jazz

Jazz, the Ken Burns documentary that begins its run Monday, January 8, on PBS stations across the country, is destined to define and perhaps to redefine its subject. There have been other moments in the music’s history when an overview of jazz history and...

September 2000    Features

Thirty Years of Our JazzTimes: The 80s

What were the ’80s like? The decade seems particularly hard to grasp, since in the rapidly moving context of jazz history it inhabits a middle distance, too removed for easy recall yet close enough to ensure that any changes wrought have not necessarily...


May 2000    Books

The Great Jazz Day
Charles Graham, etc.

This large-format paperback is a homage to jazz group photos, and as such it provides visual images of more musicians per page than any other jazz book. It is primarily the story of the famous 1958 Art Kane photo originally published in Esquire and the subject...


April 2000    Features

Dave Holland: Prime Time

It’s December and the farms that surround Dave Holland’s Saugerties home in upstate New York are barren, but the beauty of the countryside is as obvious as the warmth of the bassist’s home, which still has its decorated Christmas tree and other signs of...

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