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September 2017

Cover of September 2017 issue of JazzTimes
Cover of September 2017 issue of JazzTimes

Our September 2017 issue is on-sale now! Highlights of this issue include:


John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring

In late 2016, Mac Randall sat down with the fusion guitar masters in New York to discuss their mutual admiration and upcoming U.S. tour—McLaughlin’s last, he claims, and a rare opportunity to hear his groundbreaking Mahavishnu Orchestra material recreated live.

Aaron Parks
Nearly a decade ago, Parks was an ascendant pianist who’d recently made his major-label leader debut. Today, he’s in a remarkably similar situation, but with perspective and experience that could make all the difference. By Michael J. West

Ann Richards
Bewitching, boy-crazy young woman; Mrs. Stan Kenton; Capitol recording artist; unemployed lounge singer who died, bizarrely, at age 46: The story of one of vocal-jazz’s greatest, saddest mysteries is told here for the first time. By James Gavin

Eddie Palmieri
From his Latin dance classic La Perfecta through the electric grooves of Harlem River Drive and on to his most recent triumph, Sabiduría/Wisdom, the Afro-Cuban maestro goes inside the making of his finest LPs. By Jeff Tamarkin

Columns & Departments

Editor Evan Haga on John McLaughlin and going home again

Solo Paquito D’Rivera considers the implications of International Jazz Day
in Havana

Opening Chorus
Bokanté, Buena Vista Social Club: Adios, Iggy Pop, Patti LaBelle, Ornette tribute at Lincoln Center, Fred Hersch’s memoir, Steve Nelson, news and farewells

Before & After
Lisa Fischer: A listening session with a singer’s singer, who samples Gregory Porter, Catherine Russell, Freda Payne and other background singers who made the transition to frontmen or frontwomen.

Overdue Ovation
Charnett Moffett on loss, love and vibrational healing

Artist’s Choice
Guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli on the beauty of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Sound Advice


Brent Butterworth on the resurgence of reel-to-reel

A stage-presence primer featuring Christian McBride and Bria Skonberg

Our monthly roundup of musical instruments, accessories and jazz-education resources

CD Reviews

Reviews of albums by Bill Evans, JD Allen, Ben Allison, Albert Ayler Quartet, Ahmad Jamal, Avishai Cohen, Larry Coryell’s 11th House, Adam Kolker, Dave Liebman/Joe Lovano, Art Pepper, Roscoe Mitchell, Nat King Cole, Lizz Wright and many more