by Michael J. West, JazzTimes “..Spring of Two Blue-J’s, one of the great concert triumphs of free-jazz pianist Cecil Taylor’s career, is just the shorter second set from a two-set … Read More
By JazzTimes For the 2021 JazzTimes Expanded Critics’ Poll, an annual companion to last issue’s Year in Review section (which featured our choices for top 40 new releases and top … Read More
by David Whiteis, JazzTimes “Oscar Hernández, longtime pianist, arranger, and musical director for Rubén Blades’ orchestra and founder/musical director of the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, wears his prestige lightly. This … Read More
By Michael J. West, JazzTimes A review of the six-disc set from the pianist spanning formats and environments. Read more here.
By Morgan Enos, JazzTimes We know what you’re thinking: Oh, great, here come the pandemic albums. Those who didn’t merely dump their offerings on Bandcamp during the initial wave, the … Read More
By Lee Mergner, JazzTimes Lee Mergner reports on the Washington fest’s return to live in-person performance. Read more here.
by Martin Johnson, JazzTimes “Just as the album effortlessly integrates guests and inspirations into the fold, the music flows freely between tempos and genres. There are plenty of ways to … Read More
By Lee Megner, JazzTimes Giveton Gelin Quintet, Camilla George, and Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTRANCe will compete for $15,000 grand prize and other benefits at the festival on Sept. 5. … Read More
By Allen Morrison, JazzTimes A funny thing happened to the Canadian jazz guitar master Lorne Lofsky as he walked down Mt. Pleasant Road in Toronto one day a little over … Read More
By Philip. Booth, JazzTimes There’s nothing like a regular residency to hone the playing of a big band and give such an ensemble—always a challenge just to keep gigging—a chance … Read More