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Cover of Baby Face Willette album Face to Face on Blue Note

JazzTimes 10: Best of the Other Blue Note Artists

We all know the big names of Blue Note Records—Coltrane, Rollins, Monk, Davis, Silver, Blakey, Hancock, Shorter, and so on—as well we should …

John Scofield

John Scofield Honors Steve Swallow on New Album

John Scofield’s latest album Swallow Tales, his first as a sole leader for ECM, features nine compositions by his longtime mentor and friend Steve …

Tips for Emerging Musicians and Bands

The second collection of highlights from JazzTimes‘ monthly Chops column features expert advice from Christian McBride, Bria Skonberg, Bill Charlap, Chris Potter, Albert “Tootie” Heath, and more.

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Wayne Escoffery

Wayne Escoffery: A Jackie McLean Playlist

Not only is Jackie McLean my musical hero, but in many ways he is my musical father. I met him as a senior in high …

Jazz in the Age of COVID: A Complete Guide

In the space of less than two months, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our world—and completely altered the lives (and, in many cases …

Bootsie Barnes

JT Notes: Jazz Under Lockdown

Michael J. West’s feature story in our July/August issue on the COVID-19 lockdown is the first major piece we’ve published about …

Johnny Mandel

Johnny Mandel 1925–2020

Johnny Mandel, a beloved and much-honored composer and arranger of American popular song, jazz, and film scores over a career of more than 70 …

Reviews

Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit by Matt Brennan

Matt Brennan: Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit (Oxford University Press)

Matt Brennan’s well-researched, entertainingly written, and greatly enjoyable 371-page read takes us on a historical journey with greater implications than one might …