10 Classic Vocal Jazz Duets

When one plus one equals a sound that’s unquantifiable

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Live Review: 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival

Matthew Shipp and Charles McPherson are among the many highlights of a diverse program

Matthew Shipp (photo: Marek Lazarski)


Wayne Shorter: Other Worlds

A youthful passion for comic books meets mature music-making on the saxophonist’s ambitious new release

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Roseanna Vitro: Tell Me the Truth (Skyline)

For her 14th album, singer Roseanna Vitro, now 67, travels back to her southern roots:……Read More

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Monk Higgins: Extra Soul Perception (Real Gone/Dusty Groove)

A funky little wash of strings, a curlicue pattern of zesty tenor sax soul-jazz from……Read More

09-21-18    Albums

Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFunk: Wet Robots (ESP-Disk’)

Vocal colossus Fay Victor has been performing otherworldly acrobatics with her pipes since the ’90s,……Read More

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No Fast Food: Settings for Three (CornerStore Jazz)

If veteran drummer, arranger, and composer Phil Haynes is busy tallying lucky stars these days,……Read More

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Earning the Songs of Bill Withers
By Lee Mergner

Things are a little tense backstage midway through the big opening night concert at the……Read More


Wayne Shorter: Other Worlds
By Tom Moon

Tucked into the fine-print liner notes of Wayne Shorter’s latest project, Emanon, is an unusual……Read More


For Nik Bärtsch and Ronin, Jazz Is a Mixed Martial Art
By Michael J. West

Terminology matters to Nik Bärtsch. “We talk about music and we want to feel a……Read More


Jazz in the Display Case
By John Murph

A replica of Parliament-Funkadelic’s mid-1970s Mothership tour spacecraft, one of James Brown’s ’70s black wool……Read More

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