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Despite being only 27 years old, Christian Sands already has a firm grip of the history of jazz piano. Not only can he articulate the keep reading »

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There’s something to be said about craftsmen/women. It’s sort of an old world ideal that has been lost in our hyper consumerist era. This isn’t keep reading »

It is said that absence makes the heart grow fonder. This has proven to be true in the case of James DeWitt Yancey aka J keep reading »

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 »

Making a record is no small task. From starting with ideas in your head, composing rough drafts, tracking the parts in the studio, to post-production 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 »

If you’ve ever caught The Baylor Project at one of their bi-monthly shows at Smoke then you’re already familiar with the light effervescent quality of 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 »

We recently sat down with legendary producer, drummer and DJ Karriem Riggins to get the low-down on his involvement with Common‘s 11th studio album, Black keep reading »