Orrin Evans: Hot Irons In The Fire

A pianist with great chops, great touch and an attack that fancies many influences from fierce swing to gospel, Orrin Evans is one of the outstanding creative musicians on the New York City scene...

Martin Wind: Appreciating Bill Evans

Bassist Martin Wind had already gigged with American jazz musicians prior to moving to New York City in 1996 to advance his musical studies. Though classically trained, Wind is...

July 2014

Dear Mr. P.C.: Have you ever noticed that the musicians who wear earplugs on stage play the loudest? Like drummers, or guitarists with big amps. They protect their own ears, but the rest of...

Ulf Wakenius: Confessions of A Vagabond

Happenstance may play a role in turning dreams into reality, but anyone who's ever realized a burning ambition will appreciate just how much hard work has paved the way. Two phone calls out of the blue...

Horace Silver: Blue Note Records and His Lady Music

The Q&A portion of this article first appeared on KPFK 90.7 FM (Los Angeles) in 1974... 75 years ago Blue Note Records was started by two German immigrants who loved jazz and believed that the music should be...

Jimmy Haslip: Former Yellowjacket Generating a New Buzz

Tickets for the next Friday Night Jazz concert at the Fort Sam Houston Theater are on sale. Featured artists include the Jeff Lorber Fusion with special guest saxophonist [sic] Jimmy Haslip of The Yellowjackets....

Partisans: Never the Same Way Twice

It's been five years since Partisans--the British jazz group (not to be confused with the also-British punk rock band The Partisans) cited as the godfathers of the new wave of British jazz...

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