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  • John McLaughlin on the Mystery of Creativity, Inspiration, & Music

    John McLaughlin on the Mystery of Creativity,...

    Improvised music within a sophisticated framework is one if the primary hallmarks of jazz. World class improvisation requires split second reactions, mental agility, dexterity, and the emotive soul of an artist....

  • Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

    Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

    When Werner X. Uehlinger, the founder of Hat Hut Records, was asked about a statement on why he liked Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron's music, the answer was clear, short and succinct: "The quality of surprise."...

  • William Parker: Embracing The Unknown

    William Parker: Embracing The Unknown

    His is one of the most distinctive and respected voices on double bass today. William Parker, the tireless composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator and poet, is still today omnipresent on the contemporary free jazz scene...

  • Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume

    Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume

    Mark Morganelli has long been known as a fine trumpet player and a promoter with years of experience in the New York City area dating back to a jazz loft 39 years ago...

  • GoGo Penguin: Just Another Band From The Small Blue Planet

    GoGo Penguin: Just Another Band From The Small...

    Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star in a lost galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people....

Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Alexis Cole with...
You'd Be So Nice To...

We Out Here

Various Artists
We Out Here

Best of the Bootlegs 2017

Davy Knowles
Best of the...

The Asylum Years

Chris Hillman
The Asylum Years

Features | Articles

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Track of the Day

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Yalgızam

Burak Kaya
Yalgızam

Brooklyn Blues

Dan Pugach
Brooklyn Blues

The Chair With No Legs

Organized Noise Trio:...
The Chair With No Legs

News

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Musician of the Day

Celebrating jazz birthdays every day.
David
David "Fathead" Newman

David "Fathead" Newman was born in Corsicana, Texas on February 24, 1933. His family soon moved to Dallas, where they settled and David stayed through graduating Lincoln High School. After school, David... read more

Jazz Near You

Date Event Detail Venue Time
Feb24Sat Kim Waters Blues Alley
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Feb24Sat Kim Waters Blues Alley
Washington, DC
10:00 PM
Feb24Sat Jerry Pranksters Featuring Rex Wilkes From... Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
21:00
$12
Feb24Sat Railroad Earth 9:30 Club
Washington, DC
7:00 pm
Feb24Sat Noah Haidu Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
9:00 PM
Feb24Sat Noah Haidu Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
11:00 PM
Feb24Sat Lena Seikaly The Alex At The Graham Hotel, Georgetown
Washington, DC
20:00