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Album Review: Edmar Castaneda's 'Entre Cuerdas'

Tuesday October 27, 2009
Harpist Edmar Castaneda's reputation has been growing steadily since his move to the United States in 1994, and seeing the list of all-star collaborators on his latest album, Entre Cuerdas, ... Read More

Latin Music USA

Sunday October 25, 2009
In case you need to brush up on your Latin jazz history, PBS has a four-part documentary that you can view online called "Latin Music USA." I already had an ... Read More

Album Review: 'Reflections' by the Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio

Saturday October 24, 2009
On Kurt Rosenwinkel's Reflections, the innovative and iconic guitarist isn't playing any tricks. The melodic phrases are even and tuneful, the harmonies are familiar, and the rhythmic underpinnings and formal ... Read More

Help Search and Restore

Friday October 16, 2009
Search and Restore has been programming progressive jazz in New York for the past few years. No one is doing as much as Search and Restore to create a buzz ... Read More

Checkout The Checkout

Thursday October 15, 2009
Simply spellbound by my recent reviews of Ben Allison's Think Free and Vijay Iyer's Historicity? Well, if you want to sample the music itself, check out Josh Jackson's The ... Read More

Happy Belated Birthdays to Blakey and Monk

Wednesday October 14, 2009
On October 10th, 1917, one of the craziest pianists ever was born. Thelonious Monk was developing his quirky take on stride piano around the time bebop was born in the ... Read More

Album Review: Vijay Iyer's 'Historicity'

Tuesday October 13, 2009
Vijay Iyer's Historicity is available today, October 13th. The album is rigorous and otherworldly, and it is both challenging and inviting. Album Review: Vijay Iyer's Historicity Image Courtesy of ACT Music

Photo Gallery: Jazz Trumpeters

Sunday October 11, 2009
Check out the new photo gallery courtesy of jazz photographer Juan-Carlos Hernandez. It features ten shots of trumpeters caught in the vulnerable act of... playing the trumpet. American jazz fans ... Read More

Double Bass #2

Thursday October 8, 2009
Linda Oh released her debut solo project Entry (self-released) on October 6th, 2009 to rave reviews. This Thursday, October 8th, she celebrates by performing at the Jazz Gallery in Manhattan ... Read More

Double Bass #1

Thursday October 8, 2009
Thursday, October 8th will be great. Basically, it will be awesome (sorry, there's a stupid pun in there...). That's because two great bassists are performing and I am catching one ... Read More

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