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Sylvie Courvoisier (photo: Mimi Chakarova)

Sylvie Courvoisier Is a Serious Player

At 8:01 p.m. sharp on September 30 at Brooklyn’s Roulette Intermedia, Sylvie Courvoisier launched her first COVID-era public concert for six …

John Beasley (photo: Rob Shanahan)

John Beasley Reflects on Miles, Herbie, and (of Course) Monk

One night in L.A. a few years ago, John Beasley found himself occupying the “second keyboard” chair alongside Herbie Hancock, an artist who had …

Sonny Rollins (photo: Mamadi Doumbouya)

Sonny Rollins: Bright Moments

“I don’t listen to my own music,” Sonny Rollins said in October from his Woodstock home, chewing a Ricola cough drop as he got …

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One of the top 40 new jazz releases of 2020, Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl: Artlessly Falling

Year in Review: The Top 40 New Jazz Releases of 2020 (20-11)

For our 2020 Year in Review section, we calculated the top 40 new jazz releases and top 10 historical/reissue recordings of 2020 based on …

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 …

The Jazz Standard

JT Notes: Here’s to a New Standard

Like a lot of people right now, I’m grieving the loss of one of New York’s most popular jazz clubs, the Jazz Standard …

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson 1941–2021

Howard Johnson, who is generally regarded as the greatest tuba player in the history of modern jazz, died January 11 at his home in New …

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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 …