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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...

Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

Roppongi

Stick Men featuring...
Roppongi

Is Life Long?

Nick Fraser
Is Life Long?

Contra la indecision

Bobo Stenson
Contra la indecision

Vessel in Orbit

Whit Dickey
Vessel in Orbit

Articles

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News

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Musician of the Day

Celebrating jazz birthdays every day.
Horace Parlan
Horace Parlan

Horace Parlan has overcome physical disability and thrived as a pianist despite it. His right hand was partially crippled by polio in his childhood, but Parlan's made frenetic, highly rhythmic right hand... read more