November 2010 By Nate Chinen
Nate Chinen confesses to his lifelong addiction to drums
October 2010 By Nate Chinen
Nate Chinen argues against awarding all of Marsalis jazz family a NEA Jazz Master award
September 2010 By Nate Chinen
Nate Chinen on the unique contributions of the print media to the jazz community
March 2010 By Nate Chinen
Columnist Nate Chinen on the current state of big bands
December 2009 By Nate Chinen
Nate Chinen makes the argument that Kurt Elling is the most influential jazz vocalist of our time
October 2009 By Nate Chinen
Columnist Nate Chinen on the revival of Jazz at Newport by its original founder George Wein.
May 2009 By Nate Chinen
Conan O’Brien looked determined. “Get out of the way!” he barked, barreling toward the bandstand with a sledgehammer. Richie Rosenberg—a.k.a. LaBamba, the fedora-topped trombonist in the Max Weinberg 7—hopped to one side, startled, as his upholstered music...
April 2009 By Nate Chinen
Bassist William Parker is deserving of greater recognition
March 2009 By Nate Chinen
Players like Esperanza Spalding and Mary Halvorson are making a big splash
January/February 2009 By Nate Chinen
Tradition and innovation have never really been at odds in jazz, despite whatever the history books say. More often, the two forces have been deeply entwined, redefining each other in a vital and perpetual exchange. Trombonist and composer George Lewis reminded...