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  • Linda Sikhakhane: Two Sides, One Mirror

    Linda Sikhakhane: Two Sides, One Mirror

    Though it has not received the level of press attention it warrants, South Africa's Jazz scene of the past decade has experienced an astonishing flourishing of artistry and development. While the scene lost some of its titans like Zim Ngqawana...

  • Jazz Ambassadors: Representing A Segregated America During The Cold War

    Jazz Ambassadors: Representing A Segregated...

    Here, long overdue, is a comprehensive documentary about the legendary jazz musicians in the 1950s who served as "cultural ambassadors" under the aegis of the U.S. State Department, touring Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Soviet Union. The film comes sixty years...

  • Vuma Levin: Musical Painting

    Vuma Levin: Musical Painting

    South African guitarist and composer Vuma Levin has been receiving significant accolades in local and international circles, and it's easy to see why. A thoughtful, intelligent improviser and bandleader, Levin is also a highly thought-provoking composer, one intent on exploring...

  • Jazzahead! 2018

    Jazzahead! 2018

    Jazzahead!, the three-day annual jazz marketplace marketplace of/for jazz in the Hanseatic city of Bremen in North-Western Germany with 3,283 participants from 61 countries stood strong and steady again this year. A total of 40 showcases over three days...

  • State and Mainstream: The Jazz Ambassadors and the U.S. State Department

    State and Mainstream: The Jazz Ambassadors and...

    The Cold War that began in 1947 and ran for forty-four years, had jazz music as its primary deterrent to global tensions, and it did more to foster good will between the U.S. and global citizens than any previous program launched by the U.S. Department of State...

Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

Murals

Solon McDade
Murals

Cosmic Language

Nat Birchall
Cosmic Language

More Songs About Error And Shame

Peripheral Vision
More Songs About...

Jubilation! Celebrating Cannonball Adderley

Jim Snidero &...
Jubilation!...

Earth

Emanative
Earth

Vegir

Dominique Vantomme
Vegir

No Arrival

Nick Finzer
No Arrival

Uncompahgre

Kirk Knuffke/Ben...
Uncompahgre

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Track of the Day

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Maxwell's House

Shawn Maxwell
Maxwell's House

How's Up There?

Bongwool Lee
How's Up There?

Down and Out

Hildegard Beister
Down and Out

Cinque + Narration 2 (Part 1)

Elio Villafranca
Cinque + Narration 2...

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Musician of the Day

Celebrating jazz birthdays every day.
Bob Florence
Bob Florence

For close to 50 years now the release of a new Bob Florence recording has been a major cause for celebration in the jazz world and with each album, going all the way back to 1958's "Name Band 59", it seems... read more

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