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  • Best of Mr. P.C. 2017

    Best of Mr. P.C. 2017

    Dear Mr. P.C.: This whole “jazz musicians play thousands of chords to three people" vs. “rock musicians play three chords for thousands" thing: What is the correct chord/audience ratio? Perhaps zero...

  • Zara McFarlane: Embodying the Spirit of Jamaica

    Zara McFarlane: Embodying the Spirit of Jamaica

    Zara McFarlane may have been made in Britain, but she belongs to Jamaica. The land of her mother and father is written in her soul and vibrates through her music. You can feel it in the bewitching rhythms...

  • Matthew Yeakley: Keeping the Profession and Art of Jazz Alive in Los Angeles

    Matthew Yeakley: Keeping the Profession and Art...

    As a city full of studio musicians, floaters, stadium pros and black-box indie acts, Los Angeles gives people like Yeakley the opportunity to collaborate with a near infinite combination of artists from unique...

  • Jessica Lurie: In It For The Long Haul

    Jessica Lurie: In It For The Long Haul

    Jazz music, in all its forms, spread throughout world culture, is deeply embedded in the American experience. It is a culture based phenomena uniquely reflecting that experience in such a personal and...

  • Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond

    Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs,...

    While New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City and New York City were the incubators of modern jazz, they were by no means the only locations with an appetite for live music. Jazz artists whose point of origin...

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Lucas

Thomas Stronen
Lucas

In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording

Wes Montgomery
In Paris: The...

D'Agala

Sylvie Courvoisier
D'Agala

Not Bound

Matthew Shipp
Not Bound

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J.J. Johnson
J.J. Johnson

Considered by many to be the finest jazz trombonist of all time, J.J. Johnson somehow transferred the innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to his more awkward instrument, playing with such... read more