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  • Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die

    Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die

    He might have stated that "jazz is not dead, it just smells funny", but 25 years after his passing, Zappa's jazz legacy is more relevant than ever so we look into how the jazz world has embraced his genius...

  • Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled, Grassroots Visionary

    Michael League: Snarky Puppy's Jazz-Schooled,...

    Bassist, composer, bandleader, sideman, producer, record label owner, festival head... These are some of the many hats Michael League has acquired since embarking on his musical odyssey at...

  • Celebrating the 2018 Super Fans

    Celebrating the 2018 Super Fans

    You've seen them around. They're at all the gigs, their attention focused deeply on the bandstand, as much a part of their local jazz scenes as the musicians and venues. They know and love the music...

  • Big in Japan, Part 2: Osaka & the Eri Yamamoto Connection

    Big in Japan, Part 2: Osaka & the Eri Yamamoto...

    In Part 1 of Big in Japan we looked at the early history of jazz music in that country -a history that dates back to the same time frame as the Jazz Age in the United States. The influence of American dance music was...

  • Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

    Pete McCann: Mild-Mannered Superhero Guitarist

    A mainstay of the New York scene, guitarist Pete McCann released his sixth recording as a leader Pay For It On The Other Side. He is also an in demand sideman working in everything from duos to big bands, and...

Best of 2018 | Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

Without You

Mauricio Pessoa
Without You

Internal Combustion

Lawful Citizen
Internal Combustion

Chant Triptych II

Chris Trinidad
Chant Triptych II

Oasis

Lisa Hilton
Oasis

Les Oiseaux de Matisse

Ron Caines - Martin...
Les Oiseaux de...

Drum Solos For Dancers Only

Rob Garcia
Drum Solos For...

Kikoeru - Tribute to Masaya Kimura

Satoko Fujii...
Kikoeru - Tribute...

His Flight's At Ten

Anker / Thomas /...
His Flight's At Ten

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Bob Brookmeyer
Bob Brookmeyer

Bob Brookmeyer has an unusually varied and extensive background in all forms of improvised and composed music. He was born December 19, 1929, attended Kansas City Conservatory of Music where he won... read more

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