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Miles Davis during the Kind of Blue recording sessions, April 1959

Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue Clusters

If the Fates of Jazz oversaw an accounting service that charted advanced metrics like the album that the most people had fallen in love with …

Sue Mingus

Sue Mingus 1930 — 2022

Sue Mingus, the fourth wife and widow of Charles Mingus who for over 40 years curated his music and ensured its regular public performance, died …

Ronnie Foster (photo: Jen Rosenstein)

Ronnie Foster Releases First Album as a Leader in 35 Years

If Ronnie Foster had never recorded anything but the spaced-out, frank and funky soul of 1972’s Two Headed Freap (recently re-released) and …

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The cover of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme

The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1960s: Critics’ Picks

In 2020, to celebrate JazzTimes’ 50th anniversary, we made a bold (some would say foolhardy) call: the top 50 jazz albums of the past 50 …

Marquis Hill

Earshot Jazz Festival Announces 2022 Lineup

Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for its 34th edition, to be held from October 8 through November 6 at venues throughout …

Pharoah Sanders 2020

Pharoah Sanders 1940 — 2022

Pharoah Sanders, a pioneering tenor saxophonist and composer who became synonymous with the spiritual jazz aesthetic, died September 24 at a hospital in Los Angeles …

Manhattan Transfer

JT Track Premiere: “Agua” by the Manhattan Transfer

To many readers of a certain age, it may seem unbelievable, but it's true: Ten-time Grammy Award-winning vocal quartet the Manhattan Transfer …

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Melissa Aldana at the 2022 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

12th Annual Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

For years, the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) took place on the street. Over one weekend in June, Downtown thoroughfares Penn Avenue or Liberty Avenue …