Thelonious Monk 1947

Thelonious Monk’s First Sessions

Put a “the” in front of a name and it acquires historical heft. The Thelonious Monk who entered New York City’s WOR Studios as …

Nubya Garcia Newport 2022

Scenes from the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival

Last summer, for the first time since he founded it in 1954, George Wein wasn't at the Newport Jazz Festival. Traveling from his Manhattan …

Ella Fitzgerald 1959

Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Air, Thanks to Gregg Field

On the enchanted evening of August 16, 1958, Ella Fitzgerald took to the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl. There, with a lustrous orchestra conducted …


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The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1960s: Critics’ Picks

In 2020, to celebrate JazzTimes’ 50th anniversary, we made a bold (some would say foolhardy) call: the top 50 jazz albums of the past 50 …

John Scofield

John Scofield Talks His Solo Debut and More

Nearly two decades before COVID-19 was even a twinkle in a pangolin’s eye—if in fact those endearing critters had any coronavirus connection …

Grant Green and Larry Young - Grant Green, Larry Young, and Elvin Jones Move Organ Jazz Forward

Chronology: Grant Green, Larry Young, and Elvin Jones Move Organ Jazz Forward

Organ trios and quartets were ubiquitous by the mid-1960s. In African American neighborhood bars and clubs up and down the East Coast, throughout the …

Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, and Oliver Lake

“A Light in Darkness” at the 2022 Vision Festival

The 2022 Vision Festival—edition number 26, “A Light in Darkness”—took place from June 21 to June 26 in New York City, including hundreds …


Lew Tabackin and Anat Cohen Newport 2022

Newport Jazz Festival 2022

The 2022 Newport Jazz Festival’s three days of sunshine were bracketed, more or less, by a pair of all-star ensemble jams that included …