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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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Gideon Van Gelder is back with the worldwide release of Lighthouse, his second release 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 »

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 »