January/February 2018

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Highlights of this issue include:

Features

 

Vijay Iyer (photo by Lynne Harty/ECM Records) chosen at top in Critics' Picks poll
Vijay Iyer (photo by Lynne Harty/ECM Records)

The Top 50 Albums of 2017

Our trusted contributors compile and comment on the best new and historical releases of the year.

Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdes (photo by Luis Olazabal)
Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdes (photo by Luis Olazabal)

Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés

On Familia (Motéma), a tribute to their iconic fathers, these two eminences of Latin-jazz piano strive to transcend our divisive times through culture and community. By Bill Meredith

Jason Moran (photo by Clay Patrick McBride)
Jason Moran (photo by Clay Patrick McBride)

Jason Moran

In this revealing conversation with Michael J. West, the pianist discusses his sweeping vision for jazz at the Kennedy Center, his independent recording career following his long tenure at Blue Note, and more.

Graham Nash, Wynton Marsalis and David Crosby perform in a benefit concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2013 (photo by Julie Skarratt/Jazz at Lincoln Center)
Graham Nash, Wynton Marsalis and David Crosby perform in a benefit concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2013 (photo by Julie Skarratt/Jazz at Lincoln Center)

David Crosby

The legendary singer-songwriter has enough jazz tales to fill another memoir—from hearing Trane wail in a nightclub bathroom, to getting thrown out of Miles’ New York pad, to taking part in inspired collaborations with sterling young talent like Snarky Puppy’s Michael League. By Jeff Tamarkin

David Virelles (photo by Vincent Oshin/ECM Records)
David Virelles (photo by Vincent Oshin/ECM Records)

David Virelles

A thoughtfully virtuosic pianist who is gaining a reputation as one of jazz’s most interesting conceptualists, Virelles tells Matthew Kassel about his research into the folk traditions of his native Cuba, and about why mystery is still essential in music.

Columns & Departments

 

JT Notes

Editor Evan Haga on a New York night honoring Roswell Rudd

Opening Chorus

Cécile McLorin Salvant, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra forges ahead, Ben Ratliff on the future of jazz tributes, Tony Allen, plus news and farewells

Ashley Kahn and Johnny O'Neal in Before & After listening session
Ashley Kahn and Johnny O’Neal in Before & After listening session

Before & After

Johnny O’Neal listens to cuts from Art Tatum, Tommy Flanagan, Diana Krall and several others in a session taped at the Nice Jazz Festival.

Terry Gibbs (photo by Rebeka Gibbs)
Terry Gibbs (photo by Rebeka Gibbs)

Overdue Ovation

James Gavin profiles the 93-year-old jazz vibraphonist Terry Gibbs.

Artist’s Choice

Jamie Saft picks his spiritual-jazz favorites.

Sound Advice

Gearhead

Herbie Hancock goes inside his MasterClass online education series.

AudioFiles

Brent Butterworth surveys the future of jazz listening.

Chops

Pete Malinverni on the advantages and challenges of the religious gig

Reviews

CD Reviews

Reviews of albums by Jerry Bergonzi, Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, Michel Camilo, Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway, Anat Cohen Tentet and many others.

Cover of January/February 2018 issue of JazzTimes