Bright Moments with William Parker

A prime mover of the avant-garde selects highlights from his vast discography

William Parker


Cole at 100: Not That Nat But This One

Nat King Cole’s centennial is the perfect opportunity to talk about jazz’s most overlooked great small band

Nat Cole, Oscar Moore, and Johnny Miller performing on the King Cole Trio Time radio program, Jan. 16, 1947


JazzTimes 10: Lester Young

60 years after his passing, we look back at 10 of the President’s finest recordings


Jennifer Wharton: All About That Bass Trombone

The trombonist celebrates the underrated beauty of the instrument on her debut album

Trombonist Jennifer Wharton (photo by John Abbott)
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Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones: From Untruth (Northern Spy)

Amirtha Kidambi’s name received a bit of a boost last year when she put a……Read More

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Ernie Watts Quartet: Home Light (Flying Dolphin)

When the story of this era’s jazz masters is told, West Coast tenor man and……Read More

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Keiko Matsui: Echo (Shanachie)

If name-dropping were a crime, keyboardist Keiko Matsui would have a helluva time promoting Echo.……Read More

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Marc Copland: Gary (Illusion)

Pianist Marc Copland treats the compositions of bassist Gary Peacock with a respectful intimacy on……Read More

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Bright Moments with William Parker
By Evan Haga

To work on an installment of Bright Moments featuring the bassist and composer William Parker……Read More


Jennifer Wharton: All About That Bass Trombone
By Lee Mergner

Jennifer Wharton lives and breathes trombone. She even admits to having a dress adorned with……Read More


Lionel Loueke’s Winding Journey
By Ted Panken

In early October, just after concluding two concerts in Kuwait City with Herbie Hancock and……Read More


Cole at 100: Not That Nat But This One
By Colin Fleming

Little wonder that Nat King Cole is revered as one of the towering crooners of……Read More

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