Bright Moments: Brian Blade

150 albums or so into his career, the acclaimed drummer takes stock

Brian Blade

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JT Track Premiere: Brian Newman and Lady Gaga

The trumpeter joins forces with his pop-superstar friend to cover a classic ’60s hit

Brian Newman and Lady Gaga


JazzTimes 10: Essential Albums of the 2000s

10 discs from a diverse decade, including Joshua Redman, Cassandra Wilson, Maria Schneider, and more


Cécile McLorin Salvant: Wide Open Window

Is the celebrated vocalist getting too big for jazz alone?

Cécile McLorin Salvant
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Steve Turre: The Very Thought of You (Smoke Sessions)

Steve Turre is often commended for his ability to blow breakneck runs on the trombone……Read More

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Walking Distance Featuring Jason Moran: Freebird (Sunnyside)

No, we’re not talking Lynyrd Skynyrd requests here. Walking Distance—the charmingly cheeky and technically adept……Read More

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Alice Coltrane: Spiritual Eternal: The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings (Real Gone)

Alice Coltrane departed from her corporeal form in 2007, 40 years after the passing of……Read More

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Dayramir Gonzalez: The Grand Concourse (Machat)

The Grand Concourse is a major statement from pianist Dayramir Gonzalez. It makes the most of……Read More

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Strength & Power: In Praise of Roswell Rudd
By Brad Cohan

On Dec. 21, 2017, the jazz and creative music world suffered a crater-sized blow when……Read More


Tony Allen: Jack of All Parades
By Geoffrey Himes

Above: Tony Allen (center) prepares for liftoff at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival as Herlin……Read More


Nate Smith: Taking Jazz Ahead
By Lee Mergner

At the Newport Jazz Festival in August, drummer Nate Smith is seemingly everywhere at once.……Read More


Bar Four: A Vibraphone Summit
By Lucy Tauss

Above (left to right): Warren Wolf, Joel Ross, Joe Locke, and Stefon Harris at the……Read More

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