Wallace Roney at the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival

Wallace Roney 1960–2020

Wallace Roney, a star trumpeter—and the only trumpeter ever to study personally with Miles Davis—who built a 40-plus-year career chasing the …

Cover of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew

Bitches Brew: 10 Musicians’ Perspectives

In the latter half of the ’60s, Miles Davis was in the studio on the reg, recalibrating previous moves to render the parade of new …

Sounds of Justice, Sun Ra Arkestra

Photos: “Sounds of Justice” at Town Hall in New York

On March 4 at Town Hall in midtown Manhattan, the nonprofit organization Arts for Art—which produces New York’s annual Vision Festival—celebrated its …


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Dezron Douglas

Dezron Douglas: Before & After

For Dezron Douglas, a musical career was a family legacy, and it began early. “I’ve been playing bass in church since I was seven …

Dave Brubeck and Jay & Kai

JT Notes: The Continuing Allure of the Vinyl Record

By pure coincidence (or at least I think it was), not long before I started editing the article that Ken Micallef wrote for our April …

Charnett Moffett and Jana Herzen

JT Track Premiere: “’Round the World (Slow Down)” by Jana Herzen & Charnett Moffett

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of "’Round the World (Slow Down)," taken from the album ’Round the World by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jana …

Manfred Eicher and Jan Erik Kongshaug

Terje Rypdal Remembers Jan Erik Kongshaug

In 1970 I was working on Jan Garbarek’s Afric Pepperbird, his first album for ECM, at Høvikodden Art Center just outside Oslo. We …


Buddy Rich - One of a Kind: The Making of the World’s Greatest Drummer

Pelle Berglund: Buddy Rich – One of a Kind: The Making of the World’s Greatest Drummer (Hudson Music)/ Buddy Rich: Just in Time: The Final Recording (Gearbox)

Few musicians in jazz history have been as revered—and reviled—as Buddy Rich (1917-1987). Two recent remembrances chronicle those extremes. Pelle Berglund’s …