Our January/February 2018 issue is on-sale now!
Highlights of this issue include:
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 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
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.
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
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
Editor Evan Haga on a New York night honoring Roswell Rudd
Cécile McLorin Salvant, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra forges ahead, Ben Ratliff on the future of jazz tributes, Tony Allen, plus news and farewells
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.
James Gavin profiles the 93-year-old jazz vibraphonist Terry Gibbs.
Jamie Saft picks his spiritual-jazz favorites.
Herbie Hancock goes inside his MasterClass online education series.
Brent Butterworth surveys the future of jazz listening.
Pete Malinverni on the advantages and challenges of the religious gig
Reviews of albums by Jerry Bergonzi, Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, Michel Camilo, Eddie Daniels & Roger Kellaway, Anat Cohen Tentet and many others.