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As two fantastic new vault releases from the Resonance label prove, the late guitarist exhibited a mastery that was deceptively simple—at once singing and funky, streamlined and refined. But where do we hear his influence in current jazz guitar? David R. Adler taps Kurt Rosenwinkel, Miles Okazaki, and others for an answer.
The most original voice to emerge in jazz guitar in at least a decade, Halvorson has reshaped the tradition to reflect her strengths as a composer and sonic provocateur. Here she talks to Matthew Kassel about her development and her recent project Code Girl.
Veteran rock critic David Fricke writes about essential albums at the intersection of postbox, fusion, and progressive rock, including LPs by Jack Bruce, Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin, and more.
One of the 1980s’ most promising young jazz guitarists, Remler battled drug addiction and the overwhelming sexism of the music industry throughout her career, and died tragically in 1990, only 32 years old. What can her story tell us in the era of #MeToo and a crippling opioid epidemic? By Michael J. West
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
Evan Haga on the highlights, and implications, of this year’s celebration in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Terence Blanchard and his E-Collective rage against gun violence
Joey DeFrancesco helps Van Morrison make his jazziest album yet
With help from Hollywood royalty, the Django Festival Allstars triumph at Carnegie Hall
A 50th-anniversary tribute to Fred Rogers, Johnny Costa, and the jazz education provided by Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
JT Notes: Editor Evan Haga says farewell and thanks
A Before & After listening session with Steve Cardenas
An Overdue Ovation for Brandon Ross
AudioFiles: Brent Butterworth on the mistakes new audiophiles make—and how to avoid them
Chops: Duck Baker and Bobby Broom on arranging Monk for guitar
Artist’s Choice: Ben Monder picks essential jazz-guitar tracks
Album reviews: New music from Kamasi Washington, Cyrille Aimée, JD Allen, Kenny Barron, Tia Fuller, and many more