Cyrille Aimee by Noé Cugny

Cyrille Aimée Is Moving On

Standing on the stoop of her three-story apartment building in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on a warm, late August day, Cyrille Aimée is grinning …

Count Basie

Paper Trail: Where You Can Find the Historical Documents of Jazz

Jazz was developed outside of the academy, but it lives on in part through the schools and institutions that have sought to preserve the music …

Veronica Swift, Sheila Jordan, and Dee Dee Bridgewater

Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Veronica Swift: Three Generations of Vocal Jazz

One of the many highlights of the 40th Detroit Jazz Festival was a freewheeling conversation in the Talk Tent between three charismatic female vocalists. The …


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John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli Names Nine Favorite Nat King Cole Tunes

Nat Cole is the reason why I do what I do. When I was led in the direction of the trio records by my father …

Checking the house, Newport, 1956 (photo: Roy DeCarava)

Roy DeCarava: The Sounds He Saw

Much like a lost jazz recording, master photographer Roy DeCarava’s one-of-a-kind fine art book the sound i saw: improvisations on a …

Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges, and Mike Watt

JT Track Premiere: “The Pink Room” by mssv (Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges, Mike Watt)

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of “The Pink Room” by mssv, a new group consisting of guitarist Mike Baggetta, bassist Mike Watt (former …

Jan Erik Kongshaug

Jan Erik Kongshaug, Master Engineer, Dies at 75

Jan Erik Kongshaug, a Norwegian guitarist and sound engineer who was essential in the creation of the legendary “ECM Sound” (or “Rainbow Sound”), died November …


Giovanni Guidi, Joe Lovano, Enrico Rava, Dezron Douglas, and Nasheet Waits at the ECM 50 concert

Live Review: ECM 50 in New York

To say that there is a single ECM Records sound is to oversimplify a catalog that now encompasses more than 1,600 albums. One suspects …