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Top 10 Jazz Albums of the 2010s: Critics' Picks

10 Best Jazz Albums of the 2010s: Critics’ Picks

What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a music magazine than by making a top-50 list? Given how much time we’re …

Charles McPherson

Charles McPherson Turns to Ballet

“I’m kind of a student of ancient history,” alto saxophonist Charles McPherson says. “I’m talking about Sumerian stuff, Mesopotamia, the Middle East: I …

Yara in triptych: Graves in the mid-'70s (Courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art)

Milford Graves: Heart Specialist

When appraising the work of Milford Graves, you need to reimagine what constitutes jazz and improvisation. Yes, he’s a master percussionist who helped take …

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Madeleine Peyroux

JT Video Premiere: “Ha Ha Holiday” by Madeleine Peyroux

JazzTimes is honored to premiere the video for a new seasonally appropriate song by Madeleine Peyroux, "Ha Ha Holiday." Recorded last December in New York …

Jazz in the Age of COVID: A Complete Guide

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

Historic issues of JazzTimes

JT 50: The History of JazzTimes

JazzTimes did not start with a proposal, prospectus, or PowerPoint presentation. There was no capital investment. There was no particular strategic plan. It didn’t …

Andrew White

Andrew White 1942–2020

With a heavy heart, the jazz world says farewell to multi-instrumentalist, musicologist, and publisher Andrew White, who passed on November 11, 2020 at the …

Reviews

Cover of Jeff Gold's book Sittin' In

Jeff Gold: Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s (Harper Design)

Ever feel insecure about listening to jazz? Like it’s over your head? Well, it’s not. And if you need proof of this, pick …