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Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton, Ken Vandermark

New Ghosts Bring Free Jazz to Cleveland

“We like to bring music to Cleveland in the spirit of the great and incredible and wonderful Albert Ayler. Let’s get a round of …

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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 …

Mary Halvorson (Photo: Michael Wilson)

Seeing Double: Mary Halvorson Makes Nonesuch Records Debut with Two Albums

Be careful what you wish for.  By the beginning of 2020 guitarist Mary Halvorson, one of the most acclaimed musicians of her generation, was …

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The 10 Best Jazz Albums of the 1950s: 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 …

Kenny Garrett Reflects on Generations Past, Present, and Future with Sounds from the Ancestors

Depending on how he looks at it, Kenny Garrett’s latest album, Sounds from the Ancestors, has been out for an eternity or an instant …

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Chronology: Grant Green, Larry Young, and Elvin Jones Move Organ Jazz Forward

Organ trios and quartets were ubiquitous by the mid-1960s. In African American neighborhood bars and clubs up and down the East Coast, throughout the …

Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, and Oliver Lake

“A Light in Darkness” at the 2022 Vision Festival

The 2022 Vision Festival—edition number 26, “A Light in Darkness”—took place from June 21 to June 26 in New York City, including hundreds …

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Les Bons Temps Are Back at the Montreal Jazz Festival

In its first full edition since the onset of the pandemic, and with a new director of programming, the Festival International de Jazz de Montr …