07/26/11 By Nate Chinen
Brandon Seabrook has an itchy, overdriven, often evil-sounding interface with the banjo, and as an improviser he uses it to establish a clear but aggressively unsettled identity. You can grasp this intuitively within a minute or two of “Sacchetto Mal D’Aria...
05/23/11 By Nate Chinen
Nate Chinen has his own ideas on how the Recording Academy can cut down on the number of awards
05/02/11 By Nate Chinen
JT columnist weighs in further on JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology
May 2011 By Nate Chinen
“ The Smithsonian Collection is a sketch, a beginner’s library of jazz history,” reads an introductory note in the booklet for The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz , first issued in 1973. “Necessarily, there are many worthy figures and groups left...
April 2011 By Nate Chinen
Esperanza Spalding seemed as shocked as everyone else when she won Best New Artist at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 13. Hands clutching her heart, a million-watt smile lighting up her face, she looked positively breathless for a moment, though she...
March 2011 By Nate Chinen
Nate Chinen muses on the unique appeal of the small neighborhood jazz club
January/February 2011 By Nate Chinen
Nate Chinen reflects on the most memorable performances he saw during the year
December 2010 By Nate Chinen
Nate Chinen muses on the current state of jazz vocals
November 2010 By Nate Chinen
Nate Chinen confesses to his lifelong addiction to drums