John Escreet

John Escreet Shifts to Third

More than a decade after issuing his debut LP, John Escreet finally felt prepared for a rite of passage: recording his first trio album. On …

Charles Mingus

Year in Review: The Top 10 Historical Albums of 2022

We calculated our top 10 historical/reissue recordings of 2022 based on year-end lists by our writers. They were asked to choose the five …

Sonny Rollins crop

Sonny Rollins at the Turning Point

Toward the end of the 1950s, the already renowned tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins managed to kick his addiction to heroin. But he soon realized that …


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JazzTimes 10: Essential Cannonball Adderley

Just as Chicago is America’s Second City, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley is modern jazz’s second alto saxophonist. The instrument’s best-known and most …

Bill Frisell (2023 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival)

First Wave of Artists Announced for 2023 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival

The Biamp PDX Jazz Festival in Portland, Oregon, has announced the first wave of the lineup for its 20th-anniversary edition, which will take place …

Elvin Jones: Coalition (with Keiko)

Keiko Okuya Jones, Widow of One of Jazz’s Greatest Drummers, Has Died at 85

The following is an official statement from the family of the late Elvin Jones, received at the JazzTimes office earlier today, December 14. The family …

Vince Guaraldi

JT Track Premiere: “Manhã de Carnaval (Take 1, Set 3)” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Sixty years ago, pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976) released the album that would make him a star (and a Grammy Award winner): Jazz Impressions …


Joe Sanders and Ambrose Akinmusire at SeixalJazz 2022

Portugal’s SeixalJazz 2022

At SeixalJazz, across the graceful April 25th suspension bridge from Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon, the festival must go on. The last couple of …