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Articles by Joel Roberts

  1. True Story
    431
    Published: 2010-05-12
    Jean-Michel Pilc
    True Story
  2. The Audience
    203
    Published: 2010-03-07
    Ralph Lalama
    The Audience
  3. Blues on the Corner: The Music of McCoy Tyner
    316
    Published: 2010-03-06
    Peter Zak
    Blues on the Corner: The Music of McCoy Tyner
  4. Only Everything
    508
    Published: 2010-02-05
    David Sanborn
    Only Everything
  5. Obsession
    200
    Published: 2010-01-19
    Tessa Souter
    Obsession
  6. Men of Honor
    384
    Published: 2010-01-13
    Jeremy Pelt
    Men of Honor
  7. Risa Negra
    354
    Published: 2009-12-07
    Arturo O'Farrill
    Risa Negra
  8. Uptown
    360
    Published: 2009-12-06
    Wayne Escoffery
    Uptown
  9. Endurance
    217
    Published: 2009-11-11
    Heath Brothers
    Endurance
  10. Infinito
    323
    Published: 2009-10-10
    Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits
    Infinito
  11. Two Legends of Jazz
    326
    Published: 2009-10-02
    Johnny Varro
    Two Legends of Jazz
  12. When the Heart Dances
    219
    Published: 2009-09-04
    Laurence Hobgood
    When the Heart Dances
  13. Disfarmer
    357
    Published: 2009-09-03
    Bill Frisell
    Disfarmer
  14. Remembrance
    507
    Published: 2009-08-03
    John Patitucci
    Remembrance
  15. Subway Moon
    295
    Published: 2009-06-04
    Roy Nathanson
    Subway Moon
  16. The Bright Mississippi
    504
    Published: 2009-05-15
    Allen Toussaint
    The Bright Mississippi
  17. Lobster Leaps In
    251
    Published: 2009-04-06
    Microscopic Septet
    Lobster Leaps In
  18. Desire
    226
    Published: 2009-03-20
    Tierney Sutton Band
    Desire
  19. Live 2008: 5th Annual Concert Tour
    220
    Published: 2009-03-19
    SFJAZZ Colective
    Live 2008: 5th Annual Concert Tour
  20. Road Shows, Vol. 1
    337
    Published: 2009-01-23
    Sonny Rollins
    Road Shows, Vol. 1
  21. The Soothsayer
    537
    Published: 2008-12-11
    Wayne Shorter
    The Soothsayer
  22. You and the Night and the Music
    293
    Published: 2008-11-15
    Jackie Ryan
    You and the Night and the Music
  23. Love, Peace and Jazz!
    470
    Published: 2008-11-14
    Al Foster Quartet
    Love, Peace and Jazz!
  24. Live At the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival
    351
    Published: 2008-10-10
    Shirley Horn Trio
    Live At the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival
  25. Forked Tongue
    274
    Published: 2008-10-04
    Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
    Forked Tongue
  26. Across the Crystal Sea
    464
    Published: 2008-09-12
    Danilo Perez
    Across the Crystal Sea
  27. Early Trane: The John Coltrane Songbook
    345
    Published: 2008-09-11
    Various Atists
    Early Trane: The John Coltrane Songbook
  28. New Blues
    215
    Published: 2008-09-05
    Third World Love
    New Blues
  29. The Private Collection
    212
    Published: 2008-06-12
    Charlie Haden
    The Private Collection
  30. Present Tense
    190
    Published: 2008-06-10
    James Carter
    Present Tense
  31. Karibu
    216
    Published: 2008-05-05
    Lionel Loueke
    Karibu
  32. Dance Like There's No Tomorrow
    229
    Published: 2008-05-03
    John Ellis and Double-Wide
    Dance Like There's No Tomorrow
  33. Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All Stars
    241
    Published: 2008-04-05
    Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival
    Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All Stars
  34. My Foolish Heart
    236
    Published: 2008-03-16
    Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette
    My Foolish Heart
  35. Roses
    224
    Published: 2008-01-14
    Bill McHenry
    Roses
  36. Gifts and Givers
    146
    Published: 2007-12-14
    Jimmy Greene
    Gifts and Givers
  37. Funk Tango
    345
    Published: 2007-12-09
    Paquito D'Rivera Quntet?
    Funk Tango
  38. Peaceful Walking
    296
    Published: 2007-11-07
    Jimmy Owens
    Peaceful Walking
  39. Really Big!
    394
    Published: 2007-10-17
    Jimmy Heath Orchestra
    Really Big!
  40. Love is What Stays
    258
    Published: 2007-10-16
    Mark Murphy
    Love is What Stays
  41. Homecoming - Live At The Iridium
    144
    Published: 2007-10-15
    Eddie Daniels
    Homecoming - Live At The Iridium
  42. Live at MCG
    290
    Published: 2007-10-13
    Billy Taylor and Gerry Mulligan
    Live at MCG
  43. Cocktails For Two
    180
    Published: 2007-09-07
    Harry Allen and Joe Temperley
    Cocktails For Two
  44. jazz, JAZZ, jazz
    231
    Published: 2007-08-04
    Michael Wolff Trio
    jazz, JAZZ, jazz
  45. You and the Night and the Music
    169
    Published: 2007-07-16
    Sonny Fortune
    You and the Night and the Music
  46. Live At Birdland
    181
    Published: 2007-07-14
    Steve Kuhn Trio
    Live At Birdland
  47. Mosaic Select 25
    403
    Published: 2007-06-05
    McCoy Tyner
    Mosaic Select 25
  48. Mosaic Select
    191
    Published: 2007-05-20
    Bobby Hutcherson
    Mosaic Select
  49. Spirit of the Moment
    151
    Published: 2007-05-05
    Michel Camilo
    Spirit of the Moment
  50. The King and I
    149
    Published: 2007-04-16
    Ted Rosenthal
    The King and I
Read more album reviews by Joel Roberts
  1. Read "The Parisian Jazz Chronicles"
    157
    Published: 2011-12-18
    Book Reviews
    The Parisian Jazz Chronicles
  2. Read "Sonny Rollins, Live at NJPAC"
    255
    Published: 2011-05-25
    Live Reviews
    Sonny Rollins, Live at NJPAC
  3. Read "Geri Allen: Solo and Quartet"
    456
    Published: 2010-06-12
    Multiple Reviews
    Geri Allen: Solo and Quartet
  4. Read "Hank Jones: With Oliver Jones & the Great Jazz Trio"
    505
    Published: 2010-05-15
    Multiple Reviews
    Hank Jones: With Oliver Jones & the Great Jazz Trio
  5. Read "Posi-Tone Saxophones"
    293
    Published: 2010-04-03
    Multiple Reviews
    Posi-Tone Saxophones
  6. Read "Two Tributes to Bille Holiday: Dee Dee Bridgewater and Stepanie Nakasian"
    424
    Published: 2010-02-06
    Multiple Reviews
    Two Tributes to Bille Holiday: Dee Dee Bridgewater and Stepanie...
  7. Read "Marc Copland: Solo and Duo"
    211
    Published: 2010-01-16
    Multiple Reviews
    Marc Copland: Solo and Duo
  8. Read "Chico Hamilton: Now and Then"
    268
    Published: 2009-08-02
    Multiple Reviews
    Chico Hamilton: Now and Then
  9. Read "Blue Note at 70"
    455
    Published: 2009-02-14
    Record Label Profiles
    Blue Note at 70
  10. Read "Lee Morgan: Vols. 2 and 3"
    164
    Published: 2008-04-06
    Multiple Reviews
    Lee Morgan: Vols. 2 and 3
  11. Read "Frank London: A Night in the Old Marketplace & Gachupin"
    320
    Published: 2008-03-07
    Multiple Reviews
    Frank London: A Night in the Old Marketplace & Gachupin
  12. Read "Terell Stafford and Alvin Queen"
    110
    Published: 2008-01-05
    Multiple Reviews
    Terell Stafford and Alvin Queen
  13. Read "Jazz Katz: Jazz in NY"
    507
    Published: 2007-12-08
    Book Reviews
    Jazz Katz: Jazz in NY
  14. Read "Coltrane: The Story of a Sound"
    448
    Published: 2007-11-04
    Book Reviews
    Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
  15. Read "Miles, Miles, Miles"
    174
    Published: 2007-07-07
    Multiple Reviews
    Miles, Miles, Miles
  16. Read "Spirituality in Jazz"
    508
    Published: 2007-02-21
    Multiple Reviews
    Spirituality in Jazz
  17. Read "Jazz ABZ and Jazz"
    355
    Published: 2006-12-09
    Book Reviews
    Jazz ABZ and Jazz
  18. Read "Larry Willis: The Big Push & The Powers of Two, Vol. 2"
    260
    Published: 2006-12-07
    Multiple Reviews
    Larry Willis: The Big Push & The Powers of Two, Vol. 2
  19. Read "Blackout: Stefon Harris's African Tarantella and Marc Cary's Focus"
    188
    Published: 2006-10-08
    Multiple Reviews
    Blackout: Stefon Harris's African Tarantella and Marc Cary's...
  20. Read "With Billie"
    231
    Published: 2006-06-13
    Book Reviews
    With Billie
  21. Read "The Fantastic Jimmy Smith; At the Organ, Volume 3"
    401
    Published: 2006-05-23
    Multiple Reviews
    The Fantastic Jimmy Smith; At the Organ, Volume 3
  22. Read "Jim Marshall: Jazz"
    282
    Published: 2005-12-12
    Book Reviews
    Jim Marshall: Jazz
  23. Read "Geoff Keezer: Wildcrafted; Peter Martin: In the P.M."
    96
    Published: 2005-11-06
    Multiple Reviews
    Geoff Keezer: Wildcrafted; Peter Martin: In the P.M.
  24. Read "Dizzy: The Life and Times of John Birks Gillespie"
    378
    Published: 2005-10-09
    Book Reviews
    Dizzy: The Life and Times of John Birks Gillespie
  25. Read "Hank Jones and the Great Jazz Trio"
    311
    Published: 2005-08-13
    Multiple Reviews
    Hank Jones and the Great Jazz Trio
  26. Read "A Love Supreme and La Espada de la Noche"
    134
    Published: 2005-06-05
    Multiple Reviews
    A Love Supreme and La Espada de la Noche
  27. Read "Weather Bird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century"
    158
    Published: 2005-06-01
    Book Reviews
    Weather Bird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century
  28. Read "Billie Holiday: The Sensitive & 1937-1952"
    598
    Published: 2005-05-07
    Multiple Reviews
    Billie Holiday: The Sensitive & 1937-1952
  29. Read "Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story"
    214
    Published: 2005-03-09
    Book Reviews
    Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story
  30. Read "New Orleans: Then and Now"
    113
    Published: 2005-02-04
    Multiple Reviews
    New Orleans: Then and Now
  31. Read "Living with Jazz: A Reader"
    126
    Published: 2005-02-02
    Book Reviews
    Living with Jazz: A Reader
  32. Read "Jazz Improvisation: Advice from the Masters"
    318
    Published: 2005-01-12
    Book Reviews
    Jazz Improvisation: Advice from the Masters
  33. Read "Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz"
    243
    Published: 2005-01-12
    Book Reviews
    Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz
  34. Read "Duke Ellington: The Centennial Collection & The Jaywalker"
    365
    Published: 2004-12-16
    Multiple Reviews
    Duke Ellington: The Centennial Collection & The Jaywalker
  35. Read "Count Basie: 100th Birthday Bash & The Count Basie Story"
    384
    Published: 2004-12-16
    Multiple Reviews
    Count Basie: 100th Birthday Bash & The Count Basie Story
  36. Read "Jelly's Blues: the Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton"
    73
    Published: 2004-10-02
    Book Reviews
    Jelly's Blues: the Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll...
  37. Read "Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela"
    367
    Published: 2004-09-05
    Book Reviews
    Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela
  38. Read "The Sound of the Trumpet"
    192
    Published: 2004-03-08
    Book Reviews
    The Sound of the Trumpet
  39. Read "Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn"
    730
    Published: 2004-03-08
    Book Reviews
    Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
  40. Read "Jazz Lives: 100 Portraits in Jazz"
    290
    Published: 2004-03-08
    Book Reviews
    Jazz Lives: 100 Portraits in Jazz
  41. Read "Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life"
    673
    Published: 2004-03-08
    Book Reviews
    Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life
  42. Read "Seeing Jazz: Artists and Writers on Jazz"
    116
    Published: 2004-03-08
    Book Reviews
    Seeing Jazz: Artists and Writers on Jazz
  43. Read "Free Jazz in New York
"
    248
    Published: 2004-03-08
    Live Reviews
    Free Jazz in New York
  44. Read "New York Love-In For Billy Higgins"
    113
    Published: 2004-03-08
    Live Reviews
    New York Love-In For Billy Higgins
  45. Read "Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years"
    308
    Published: 2004-03-04
    Book Reviews
    Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years
  46. Read "A Century of Jazz"
    158
    Published: 2004-03-04
    Book Reviews
    A Century of Jazz
  47. Read "Good Vibes: A Life in Jazz"
    151
    Published: 2003-10-01
    Book Reviews
    Good Vibes: A Life in Jazz
  48. Read "Faith in Time: the Life of Jimmy Scott By David Ritz"
    481
    Published: 2003-02-11
    Book Reviews
    Faith in Time: the Life of Jimmy Scott By David Ritz
  49. Read "A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album"
    355
    Published: 2003-02-11
    Book Reviews
    A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album
  50. Read "Antoine Silverman"
    12
    Published: 2001-05-10
    Profiles
    Antoine Silverman
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  1. Read "Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn"
    730
    Published: 2004-03-08
    Book Reviews
    Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn
  2. Read "Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life"
    673
    Published: 2004-03-08
    Book Reviews
    Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life
  3. Read "Hank Jones and the Great Jazz Trio"
    311
    Published: 2005-08-13
    Multiple Reviews
    Hank Jones and the Great Jazz Trio
  4. Read "Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story"
    214
    Published: 2005-03-09
    Book Reviews
    Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story
  5. Read "Perspective"
    546
    Published: 2005-08-26
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Jaleel Shaw: Perspective
  6. Read "Remembrance"
    507
    Published: 2009-08-03
    CD/LP/Track Review
    John Patitucci: Remembrance
  7. Read "Think Tank"
    511
    Published: 2004-01-21
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Pat Martino: Think Tank
  8. Read "Billie Holiday: The Sensitive & 1937-1952"
    598
    Published: 2005-05-07
    Multiple Reviews
    Billie Holiday: The Sensitive & 1937-1952
  9. Read "Gerry Mulligan at the Village Vanguard"
    236
    Published: 2002-11-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band: Gerry Mulligan at the Village Vanguard
  10. Read "Only Everything"
    508
    Published: 2010-02-05
    CD/LP/Track Review
    David Sanborn: Only Everything
  11. Read "Bass on Top"
    347
    Published: 1997-05-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Paul Chambers: Bass on Top
  12. Read "Spirituality in Jazz"
    508
    Published: 2007-02-21
    Multiple Reviews
    Spirituality in Jazz
  13. Read "Tonight at Noon"
    482
    Published: 2004-11-08
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Charles Mingus: Tonight at Noon
  14. Read "The Joe Henderson Big Band"
    379
    Published: 1997-06-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Joe Henderson: The Joe Henderson Big Band
  15. Read "The Free-Bop Movement"
    241
    Published: 2001-04-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Jafar Barron: The Free-Bop Movement
  16. Read "Illuminations"
    584
    Published: 2004-10-02
    CD/LP/Track Review
    McCoy Tyner: Illuminations
  17. Read "Men of Honor"
    384
    Published: 2010-01-13
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Jeremy Pelt: Men of Honor
  18. Read "Coltrane: The Story of a Sound"
    448
    Published: 2007-11-04
    Book Reviews
    Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
  19. Read "Duke Ellington: The Centennial Collection & The Jaywalker"
    365
    Published: 2004-12-16
    Multiple Reviews
    Duke Ellington: The Centennial Collection & The Jaywalker
  20. Read "Panoptic Modes"
    260
    Published: 2001-12-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Vijay Iyer: Panoptic Modes
  21. Read "Count Basie: 100th Birthday Bash & The Count Basie Story"
    384
    Published: 2004-12-16
    Multiple Reviews
    Count Basie: 100th Birthday Bash & The Count Basie Story
  22. Read "Land of Giants"
    403
    Published: 2003-08-25
    CD/LP/Track Review
    McCoy Tyner: Land of Giants
  23. Read "Hank Jones: With Oliver Jones & the Great Jazz Trio"
    505
    Published: 2010-05-15
    Multiple Reviews
    Hank Jones: With Oliver Jones & the Great Jazz Trio
  24. Read "Jazz Improvisation: Advice from the Masters"
    318
    Published: 2005-01-12
    Book Reviews
    Jazz Improvisation: Advice from the Masters
  25. Read "Live in Australia, 1959"
    391
    Published: 1997-07-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Frank Sinatra with the Red Norvo Quintet: Live in Australia, 1959
  26. Read "The Peaceful Side of Billy Strayhorn"
    492
    Published: 1997-08-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Billy Strayhorn: The Peaceful Side of Billy Strayhorn
  27. Read "Genius+Soul=Jazz/My Kind of Jazz"
    338
    Published: 1997-07-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Ray Charles: Genius+Soul=Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
  28. Read "Six Pieces of Silver"
    397
    Published: 1997-05-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Horace Silver Quintet: Six Pieces of Silver
  29. Read "Makowicz vs. Mozdzer at Carnegie Hall"
    305
    Published: 2005-05-06
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Adam Makowicz and Leszek Mozdzer: Makowicz vs. Mozdzer at Carnegie Hall
  30. Read "Faith in Time: the Life of Jimmy Scott By David Ritz"
    481
    Published: 2003-02-11
    Book Reviews
    Faith in Time: the Life of Jimmy Scott By David Ritz
  31. Read "The Fantastic Jimmy Smith; At the Organ, Volume 3"
    401
    Published: 2006-05-23
    Multiple Reviews
    The Fantastic Jimmy Smith; At the Organ, Volume 3
  32. Read "Bounce"
    458
    Published: 2004-04-24
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Terence Blanchard: Bounce
  33. Read "Blue Note at 70"
    455
    Published: 2009-02-14
    Record Label Profiles
    Blue Note at 70
  34. Read "Really Big!"
    394
    Published: 2007-10-17
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Jimmy Heath Orchestra: Really Big!
  35. Read "Dizzy: The Life and Times of John Birks Gillespie"
    378
    Published: 2005-10-09
    Book Reviews
    Dizzy: The Life and Times of John Birks Gillespie
  36. Read "Dancing in the Sky"
    257
    Published: 2005-01-08
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Dr. Michael White: Dancing in the Sky
  37. Read "Prayer Meetin"
    223
    Published: 2004-07-25
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Jimmy Smith: Prayer Meetin
  38. Read "Sidney Bechet, 1938-1952"
    236
    Published: 2005-05-04
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Sidney Bechet: Sidney Bechet, 1938-1952
  39. Read "Geri Allen: Solo and Quartet"
    456
    Published: 2010-06-12
    Multiple Reviews
    Geri Allen: Solo and Quartet
  40. Read "Supergenerous"
    219
    Published: 2000-10-01
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Supergenerous: Supergenerous
  41. Read "Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela"
    367
    Published: 2004-09-05
    Book Reviews
    Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela
  42. Read "Love is What Stays"
    258
    Published: 2007-10-16
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Mark Murphy: Love is What Stays
  43. Read "A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album"
    355
    Published: 2003-02-11
    Book Reviews
    A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album
  44. Read "McGriff Avenue"
    259
    Published: 2004-03-18
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Jimmy McGriff: McGriff Avenue
  45. Read "I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me"
    239
    Published: 2004-11-13
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Freddy Cole: I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me
  46. Read "Uptown"
    360
    Published: 2009-12-06
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Wayne Escoffery: Uptown
  47. Read "Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years"
    308
    Published: 2004-03-04
    Book Reviews
    Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years
  48. Read "Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz"
    243
    Published: 2005-01-12
    Book Reviews
    Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz
  49. Read "Genuine Chestnut"
    224
    Published: 2006-03-12
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Cyrus Chestnut: Genuine Chestnut
  50. Read "Love, Peace and Jazz!"
    470
    Published: 2008-11-14
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Al Foster Quartet: Love, Peace and Jazz!

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