Scott LaFaro

The Other Scott LaFaro

A jazz musician’s legacy can be a multifarious slope. Sometimes it’s defined by contrasting stylistic paths that amalgamate into a career, as with …

John McLaughlin in the 1970s

John McLaughlin on Mahavishnu, Liberation Time, and More

Five decades ago, John McLaughlin sensed something monumental was coming in music. “I knew things were going to change,” he said. “All the musicians felt …

Tali Rubinstein (photo: Noam Galai)

Tali Rubinstein Redefines the Recorder

To say that the recorder has no cachet in jazz is putting it mildly. But that never deterred Tali Rubinstein. In fact, the instrument’s …


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Sanborn Sessions with Sting

JT Video Premiere: Sanborn Sessions Featuring Sting

Good news: Sanborn Sessions, the digital music show hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning saxophonist David Sanborn, is back. And JazzTimes is honored to premiere …

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny’s Side-Eye to Tour the U.S. and Europe in 2021 and 2022

Guitarist Pat Metheny will release a new album, SIDE-EYE NYC (V1.IV), on September 9, with tours of the U.S. and Europe to …

Juini Booth

Arthur “Juini” Booth 1948–2021

Juini Booth, a versatile and widely heralded bassist who worked with a vast swath of jazz artists over a career of nearly 60 years, died …

2018 Newport Jazz Festival audience

The Return of Festivals: A Full Report (for Now)

The pandemic that began in March 2020 had a disproportionate effect on jazz festivals, in part because the majority take place in the spring, summer …


Kamasi Washington at the 2021 Leopolis Jazz Fest

The Leopolis Jazz Fest: Back in the (Ex)-U.S.S.R.

This writer has always disliked first-person criticism. Readers don’t care about a writer’s subjective experience of art. The Leopolis Jazz Fest, however …