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  • Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy

    Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy

    He might have stated that "jazz is not dead, it just smells funny", but twenty-years after his passing, Zappa's jazz legacy is more relevant than ever so we look into how the jazz world has embraced his genius...

  • Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled, Grassroots Visionary

    Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled,...

    Bassist, composer, bandleader, sideman, producer, record label owner, festival head... These are some of the many hats Michael League has acquired since embarking on his musical odyssey at...

  • Celebrating the 2018 Super Fans

    Celebrating the 2018 Super Fans

    You've seen them around. They're at all the gigs, their attention focused deeply on the bandstand, as much a part of their local jazz scenes as the musicians and venues. They know and love the music...

  • Big in Japan, Part 2: Osaka & the Eri Yamamoto Connection

    Big in Japan, Part 2: Osaka & the Eri Yamamoto...

    In Part 1 of Big in Japan we looked at the early history of jazz music in that country -a history that dates back to the same time frame as the Jazz Age in the United States. The influence of American dance music was...

  • Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

    Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

    A mainstay of the New York scene, guitarist Pete McCann released his sixth recording as a leader Pay For It On The Other Side. He is also an in demand sideman working in everything from duos to big bands, and...

Best of 2018 | Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

World Gardens

Roberto Magris
World Gardens

Henry II

Nicole Johaenntgen
Henry II

Conference Of The Mat/ts

Mat Maneri /...
Conference Of The...

Hidden Treasures Vol. 1, Monday Nights

The Gil Evans...
Hidden Treasures...

Âme Sèche

Walter Fähndrich -...
Âme Sèche

The Forest from Above

Fourth Page
The Forest from...

Imaginary Band

Lynn Cassiers...
Imaginary Band

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Clark Terry
Clark Terry

Clark Terry's career in jazz spans more than sixty years. He is a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, and NEA Jazz Master. He performed for seven U.S. Presidents, and was a Jazz Ambassador... read more

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