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  • Julian Priester: Reflections in Positivity

    Julian Priester: Reflections in Positivity

    My task for the day was to interview legendary trombonist/composer, and jazz icon, Julian Priester. We had met a few times over my 35 years of frequenting the jazz scene in Seattle, coinciding with...

  • BAN BAM: Talking Music

    BAN BAM: Talking Music

    Regular goers to jazz/improvised music gigs and festivals might have clocked the fact that those on stage tend to be predominantly male--a mirror, more often than not, of the make-up of the audience...

  • 36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

    36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

    They were the winner of this year's Europe Jazz Network (EJN) Award for Adventurous Programming. Receiving the award at April's jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Tampere Jazz Happening and Artistic Director...

  • "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser

    "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser

    A host of seasonal songs may be categorized correctly as standards, and this well-known piece is no exception. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is particularly noteworthy in that, in North America...

  • Meeting of the Spirits: John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring at the Michigan Theater

    Meeting of the Spirits: John McLaughlin & Jimmy...

    When it comes to virtuosi, guitarist John McLaughlin ranks high in the jazz fusion world. Having the early fortune to connect with legendary drummer Tony Williams upon arriving in New York from his native...


Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

Swinging In The Holidays

The U.S. Army Blues
Swinging In The...

Cycles of Animation

Shawn Lovato
Cycles of Animation

Secret Passages

David Janeway Trio...
Secret Passages

Live At The Magic Triangle

Bobby Bradford -...
Live At The Magic...

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Musician of the Day

Celebrating jazz birthdays every day.
McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner

It is not an overstatement to say that modern jazz has been shaped by the music of McCoy Tyner. His blues- based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand... read more

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