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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Horace Tapscott with the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: Live at I.C.U.U.

Read "Live at I.C.U.U." reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Twenty years after his death, pianist-composer Horace Tapscott is receiving the accolades that largely passed him by at the peak of his career. Firmly ensconced in the Los Angeles jazz scene, his recording career as a leader began in 1969 when his quintet released The Giant Is Awakened (Flying Dutchman). Aiee! The Phantom (Arabesque, 1996) was ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2018: The Year in Jazz

Read "2018: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2018 was a busy one for the jazz world. The genre's version of the #MeToo movement resulted in a new Code of Conduct and other efforts to make the music workplace more equitable. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage to St. Petersburg, Russia. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which ran a high-profile ...

Meet "Mr. Saturday Night" Joe France

Read "Meet "Mr. Saturday Night" Joe France" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Dubbed “Mr. Saturday Night" by jazz bassist Peter Washington, because for years he was unfailingly at the Village Vanguard every Saturday night, 87-year-old Super Fan, Joe France, has seen--and hung out with--them all: Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean. Nowadays, you'll mostly run into him--on Saturday nights, of course!--at Smoke ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazzmobile & 2015 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival

Jazzmobile & 2015 Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival

JAZZMOBILE CONTINUES CELEBRATING ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY at the Fifth Annual Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival May 4-9 Presented by the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile This year the Festival will also pay tribute to the iconic Jazzmobile as a Shrine “Harlem is a dream-place where so much important cultural history has been enacted that as we explore the power of Harlem’s ...

NEWS: EVENT

Prez Fest 2012 Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie at Saint Peter’s Church Sunday, March 4th

Prez Fest 2012 Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie: Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger, Bandleader and NEA Jazz Master

Featuring Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, David Sanchez Quartet, The New York University Jazz Orchestra conducted by Rich Shemaria featuring “Special Guest Trumpeter" and other festival participants: Donald L. Maggin, Stanley Crouch, Gary Giddins, Jimmy Heath, Mike Longo & Jeanie ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mark Dresser Quintet Live at Dizzy's, San Diego

Read "Mark Dresser Quintet Live at Dizzy's, San Diego" reviewed by Robert Bush

Mark Dresser Quintet
Dizzy's
San Diego, CA
October 10, 2010

Double bass virtuoso Mark Dresser is a player whose expertise in multiple genres defies categorization. His is the story of the student becoming the maestro. Growing up, he was inspired by rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, and bassist/composer Charles Mingus, and he began his ...

Tim Berne: The Subliminal Explorations of a Creative Mind

Read "Tim Berne: The Subliminal Explorations of a Creative Mind" reviewed by Lloyd N. Peterson Jr.

Fascinated by unconventional and complex ideas, saxophonist and composer Tim Berne has become a creative force, exploring all the possibilities in sound through his fearless and brilliant imagination.

Lloyd Peterson: You didn't start playing the sax until you were about twenty. That would take quite a bit of confidence.

Tim Berne: I didn't ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

A Fireside Chat with Stanley Crouch

Read "A Fireside Chat with Stanley Crouch" reviewed by AAJ Staff

A novelist and civil commentator who has been censured for his strong social scrutiny, Stanley Crouch is a provocative voice. And while his philosophical positions are contested, his significant influence as an important public intellectual is beyond debate.

All About Jazz: You can't judge a book by its cover. However, The Artificial White Man is fairly ...