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  • Prelude to a Kiss by Duke Ellington

    Last month's initial installment of this column opened with an introduction to the concept of analyzing jazz standards for the purpose of adding to our understanding about the structure and elements...

  • Monterey Jazz Festival 2016

    In its 59th annual edition, the Monterey Jazz Festival once again delivered on its promise to bring a stylistic plethora and pageantry—with nods to more abstract or daring fare...

  • Live Trane: Never Before, Never After

    I always say my epiphany was the first time I saw Coltrane in February of 1962 at Birdland. The fact that I even knew about Birdland at 15 years old was...

  • Thomas Marriott: Balance in Life and Music

    If one should by chance be curious of what is happening with jazz in the city of Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest, one would do well to check out what trumpeter Thomas Marriott is up to...

  • Jeff Parker: Reinventing Tradition

    Is there such a thing as a Chicago sound? Back in the year 2000, a compilation was released that tried to portray a new and exciting musical scene. The album was called Chicago 2018... It's Gonna...

Reviews

Chronicles
Michael Moynihan...
Chronicles
Until Your Throat Is Dry
Yoni Kretzmer /...
Until Your Throat...
Porcupine Meat
Bobby Rush
Porcupine Meat
Chuck Hammer: Blind On Blind
Chuck Hammer
Chuck Hammer: Blind...
This is Life
Kayle Brecher
This is Life

Downloads

Everything in it's right place
Marco Sanguinetti
Everything in it's...
Superstition
Carolina Bubbico
Superstition
Brooklyn Elegy
The Jazz Thieves
Brooklyn Elegy
Journey Home
Giacomo Riggi Mazzone
Journey Home
A Simple Shrug
Some Some Unicorn
A Simple Shrug

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