Art Blakey: Praise the Messenger

Everybody does the voice. Not just for his characteristic sayings, but for the mundanities. “He’d say, ‘Thank you,’” recalls trombonist Robin Eubanks, putting “Thank …

David Sánchez (photo: Daniela Murillo)

David Sánchez and the African Tinge

Like his music, David Sánchez operates in many places at once. The tenor saxophonist, who returns frequently to his native Puerto Rico, is speaking …

Billy Cobham

Billy Cobham: Blowin’ in the Crosswinds

“The complexity of playing simple” is what Billy Cobham calls that thing that happens when he sits down behind the drums. “How can I play …


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Carmen Lundy (photo: Janet Van Ham)

Artist’s Choice: Carmen Lundy Pays Tribute to “Modern Ancestors”

When I was 28, Sarah Vaughan was in the prime of her life. I saw her in New York a half-dozen times, along with …

María Grand (L) and Kanoa Mendenhall at the 2019 BRIC JazzFest

Photos: 2019 BRIC JazzFest

From October 24 to 26, the BRIC JazzFest in Brooklyn celebrated its fifth anniversary in much the same way as its fourth and its third …

Cover of Big Band Voodoo album by Dr. John and the WDR Big Band

JT Track Premiere: “JC’s Blues” by Dr. John and the WDR Big Band

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of “JC’s Blues” by Dr. John (1941-2019) and the WDR Big Band. The track was recorded …

Gerry Teekens

Gerry Teekens, Head of Criss Cross Jazz, Dies at 83

Gerry Teekens, a record producer and label owner who was passionate in his embrace and promotion of straight-ahead jazz artists (especially in the United …


Charles Lloyd at the 2019 Belgrade Jazz Festival

Live Review: 2019 Belgrade Jazz Festival (VIDEO)

When you think of the great autumn jazz festivals of Europe, cities like London, Berlin, and perhaps Milan come to mind. You don’t necessarily …