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Nicholas Payton runs the risk of being reduced as that trumpeter who wanted to re-name jazz to Black American Music. While the statement sounds a keep reading »

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Chilean saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana, winner of the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition, is as steeped in tradition as she is innovative keep reading »

Since it’s release, Otis Brown III’s The Thought of You garnered rave reviews from Billboard, Wax Poetics, and Downbeat among others.  It’s easy to see why Revive/Blue Note’s first album keep reading »

We recently talked with drummer Eric Harland following the release of his band Voyager’s latest album, Vipassana. In the first part of the interview, Harland took us through keep reading »

We get to flex our muscles a little harder today as we announce the release of Otis Brown’s The Thought of You via the newly imprinted Revive/Blue keep reading »

Gideon Van Gelder is back with the worldwide release of Lighthouse, his second album as a leader. Lighthouse made its debut in Japan on August 6th before it keep reading »

No other blog, magazine, publication, or whatever form of media is as excited as we are about The Thought of You, Otis Brown III’s debut album. Although we keep reading »

Walter Smith III’s unique voice sets him apart among this generation of saxophone greats. His compositions all possess the trademark creativity, spontaneity, and thematic development keep reading »

You’ve heard Eric Harland as the musical backbone of artists like Dave Holland,Charles Lloyd, and Joshua Redman (you may have heard of them)—now, he’s taking on the keep reading »

Producer/multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge has a résumé that could make any seasoned veteran envious. Who wouldn’t want a fully analog studio complete with a vintage mic keep reading »

Music – regardless of genre – has and will always be hinged upon timeless traditions. Regardless of how cutting edge a new movement might seem, keep reading »