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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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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 »

Gregory Porter will be commemorating Blue Note’s 75th Anniversary with a special appearance with the Revive Big Band this Sunday, August 3rd at Central Park’s keep reading »

Drummer, composer, and producer Richard Spaven is back on the scene with his latest LP, Whole Other*, a 9-track gem that takes listeners through numerous musical landscapes. Some of our keep reading »

Although Lenny Pickett only has two records as a leader under his belt, there’s no denying the saxophonist’s legendary status as a member of Tower of Power and keep reading »

It’s hard to explain the difficulties surrounding the life of a musician. While financial problems aren’t exactly breaking news, other factors come into play during keep reading »

Altissimo references aside, Lenny Pickett‘s tenor saxophone is one of the most recognizable sounds. You can spot Pickett’s horn whether he’s standing next to Doc Krupa, Chester Thompson, David keep reading »

Leron Thomas is crazy. But there’s a difference between being crazy for the sake of being crazy versus a more nuanced version of being slightly off. keep reading »

It’s safe to say that most of us have already gone through the rounds of hearing Edward Elgar’s number one hit while sitting through boring keep reading »

We recently caught up with and had a very extensive conversation with trumpeter, composer, and educator Darren Barrett. We covered topics like his time under keep reading »