In Memoriam 2020

In Memoriam: Tributes to 2020’s Departed Jazz Greats

In our March 2021 issue, we present our annual In Memoriam section, commemorating more than 20 of the 80-plus jazz notables whom we lost …

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Chronology: McCoy Tyner, Sideman

In March 2020, McCoy Tyner passed at age 81, leaving behind a vast legacy of powerful piano on record. Naturally, many of the obituaries focused …

Nubiyan Twist

Nubiyan Twist: Real Life Stories

There are things that Great Britain’s Nubiyan Twist is, and there are things that the Leeds-born nonet-plus decidedly isn’t, according …


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In Memoriam 2020: A Playlist

I’ve been JazzTimes’ primary obituary writer since 2017; last year, I wrote more obits than in the three previous years combined. It was a …

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 …

Mike Barnett

JT Video Premiere: “Dexterity” by Mike Barnett

In the world of country music, fiddler Mike Barnett is a heavyweight, having played with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, the Bryan Sutton Band, David …

Dave Mackay and Cathy Segal-Garcia

Tamir Hendelman and Lori Bell Remember Dave Mackay

David Owen Mackay, a jazz pianist, singer, and songwriter of eclectic taste, died on July 29, 2020 in Van Nuys, Calif., at the age of …


Cover of Duncan Heining book Stratusphunk: George Russell - His Life and Music

Duncan Heining: Stratusphunk: George Russell – His Life and Music (Jazz Internationale)

Along with writing about modern jazz for the last quarter-century in Great Britain, Duncan Heining has focused his attentions on drummer-turned-pianist-turned …