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There’s a reason there aren’t many artists making records in the power trio format: it seemed to reach its peak shortly after its creation. For keep reading »

Every so often a musician comes along who contributes to the music they play, even as a sideman, in a way that helps define a keep reading »

Terrace Martin. Robert Glasper. Kamasi Washington. Robert “Sput” Searight. Did we get your attention? If we didn’t we should have. These are just some of the keep reading »

“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 »