• The 2014 Desmond Award Winners

    Despite that serious expression you often see on a jazz musician's face, the truth is that laughter gets him through the day. The late, great pianist Horace Silver knew it....

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    We're celebrating Thanksgiving by recognizing everyone who volunteered to help improve All About Jazz this past year. Your contributions were immeasurable and we thank you for...

  • Jason Moran: Joyful Proclamations

    Jason Moran requires no introduction, either as an artistic alchemist or a spokesperson and educator. Moran has left an indelible mark on modern jazz and is now seated at one of the nation's most preeminent...

  • Billy Harper: A Life of Persistence and Improvisation

    On stage, Billy Harper puts his lips to the tenor saxophone, stands relatively erect and sings through his horn; a strong, angular, muscular sound. There little physical gesticulation, belying the effort it takes to...

  • Cecil McBee: Masterful, And Always Equipped

    Cecil McBee is one of the finest bass players on the scene, a status he's held among musicians for many years, even if the public is slower to pick up on the achievements of this 79-year-old musician...

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