Every album ever released by ECM Records would be readily available in a better world. But that, understandably, is not the case. The German label, founded by Manfred Eicher—who still holds the helm—debuted in 1969 with pianist Mal Waldron's Free At Last. In the ensuing five-plus decades...By Dan McClenaghan | Building a Jazz Library
Few musicians have embraced the entire history of jazz like Mary Lou Williams, and at the same time shaped its development compositionally and instrumentally. She brought jazz into contact with classical music and played spiritual jazz before it became hip, but she was also a treasured teacher and mentor.By Jakob Baekgaard | Profile
Keith Jarrett is a perfectionist. Perfection and innovation are, more often than not, mutually exclusive qualities and that is where Jarrett reveals his unique strain of genius. He remains the most respected and influential figure in the world of jazz, improvisation, and beyond.By Karl Ackermann | Building a Jazz Library
Bassist and photographer Leonard E. Jones laid the foundation of his musical and artistic ideas as an original member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. The AACM ranks as the most well-known and influential organization of the 1960s under...By Barbara Ina Frenz | Interview
All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our most popular in 2022. We also included a half dozen articles published later in the year that would have cracked the top list with a little more time.By Michael Ricci | Year in Review
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