10 Classic Vocal Jazz Duets

When one plus one equals a sound that’s unquantifiable

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Live Review: 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival

Matthew Shipp and Charles McPherson are among the many highlights of a diverse program

Matthew Shipp (photo: Marek Lazarski)


Wayne Shorter: Other Worlds

A youthful passion for comic books meets mature music-making on the saxophonist’s ambitious new release

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No Fast Food: Settings for Three (CornerStore Jazz)

If veteran drummer, arranger, and composer Phil Haynes is busy tallying lucky stars these days,……Read More

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Onyx Collective: Lower East Suite Part Three (Big Dada)

An expandable quartet composed entirely of native New Yorkers is rare, but does that affect……Read More

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Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet: Contra/Fact (Astral Spirits)

Although Matthew Lux has long been a staple of Chicago’s experimental music underground, having logged……Read More

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Karrin Allyson: Some of That Sunshine (Kasrecords)

Even those casually familiar with vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson’s 26-year recording career surely appreciate……Read More

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Wayne Shorter: Other Worlds
By Tom Moon

Tucked into the fine-print liner notes of Wayne Shorter’s latest project, Emanon, is an unusual……Read More


For Nik Bärtsch and Ronin, Jazz Is a Mixed Martial Art
By Michael J. West

Terminology matters to Nik Bärtsch. “We talk about music and we want to feel a……Read More


Jazz in the Display Case
By John Murph

A replica of Parliament-Funkadelic’s mid-1970s Mothership tour spacecraft, one of James Brown’s ’70s black wool……Read More


Nolatet: Raising a Bigger Dust Cloud
By Jennifer Odell

Dusk was giving way to a cool spring Jazz Fest night at the Music Box……Read More

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