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May 2018

JazzTimes May 2018
JazzTimes May 2018

Our May 2018 issue is on sale now!
Highlights include:

Overlooking New Orleans from the back deck of the Jazz Cruise, Lee Mergner chats with one of our greatest jazz vocalists about his searching new album, The Questions, the unsung production genius of Branford Marsalis, the life lessons of Rainer Maria Rilke, the challenge of political diplomacy and more.

The British saxophonist—and recently knighted Impulse! recording artist—speaks his mind and plays with a rugged directness that can evoke rock, funk and EDM. But does he have something to say or is he merely substituting fashion for hard-earned mastery? By Natalie Weiner

Held at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the inaugural Jazz Congress, this inspired panel discussion features JALC’s Wynton Marsalis and pianist Ethan Iverson, and is moderated by jazz-industry veteran Andre Guess.

Frank Vignola on the injury that nearly ended his career and the hard road to recovery
A Q&A with Michelle Coltrane
Bestselling author T.J. English’s Latin-jazz journey
Review: a new documentary featuring Bill Frisell
Inside the community-building efforts of bass clarinetist Todd Marcus
JT Notes: Editor Evan Haga on jazz festival etiquette

A Before & After listening session with Rez Abbasi
An Overdue Ovation for Chuck Hammer
AudioFiles: Brent Butterworth’s guide to hearables
Chops: How to improvise film scores, with Marc Ribot and Antonio Sanchez
Artist’s Choice: Nellie McKay picks tracks of politics and protest
Album reviews: New music from Wynton Marsalis, Alfredo Rodríguez, the Nels Cline 4, Azar Lawrence, Renee Rosnes and many more

PlusJT’s Annual International Jazz Festival Guide