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“I think rifts are what make things beautiful,” muses Ambrose Akinmusire when asked about the title of his forthcoming A Rift in Decorum: Live at the keep reading »

When the legendary Jon Hendricks says a vocalist “has one of the best voices I’ve heard in over 40 years,” that in itself is enough keep reading »

An undeniable virtuoso, guitarist Matthew Stevens is in high demand as a sideman. Most recently he was an integral part of the sound of Esperanza keep reading »

Among guitarists of his generation, Kurt Rosenwinkel sets the standard in more ways than one. His virtuosity and facility on his instrument aside, he’s always keep reading »

Already one of the last decade’s favorite vocalists, José James is out to prove there’s no genre, or career, that he can’t perfect. James dropped keep reading »

Known for his creative use of live sampling, Pianist/DJ/Producer/Innovator Mark de Clive-Lowe is putting the acoustic piano in focus on Live At The Blue Whale, keep reading »

If, like many of us have, you’ve been awaiting drummer/composer/producer Nate Smith’s debut as a bandleader, you’re about to get some really great news. Kinfolk: keep reading »

Unless you’ve been trying really hard, you’ve heard of at least one member of The West Coast Get Down. Kamasi Washington‘s breakout success with The keep reading »

Forward thinking trumpeter/composer John Raymond possesses a unique talent. His singular voice is warm and accessible without sacrificing one bit of adventurousness. Whether he’s playing keep reading »

Playing with modern heavyweights like Esperanza Spalding and Jamire Williams says a lot about what Corey King‘s peers think of his skill. Whether he’s sharing keep reading »