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It should come to no surprise that jazz masters who posses the secrets to the universe are also some of the flyest looking people. On keep reading »

It’s time for a new installment of Revive Music’s original literary series: Order is Everything! This is a how-to guide for music lovers looking to keep reading »

As we prepare to celebrate the music of Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter with the Revive Big Band in Brooklyn, we are taking a look at the music of these two giants of jazz. Today we’re streaming a live video of Freddie Hubbard leading an amazing band of veteran musicians at the Village Vanguard.

Few drummers so strongly represent a time in music more so than New York City native Lenny White. Coming out of Jamaica, Queens by 18, the left-handed drummer was picked up by serial bandleader and educator Jackie McLean with whom he gained his initial chops. Within two years White had already got the call to record the formative Miles Davis album Bitches Brew — alongside fellow drummer Jack DeJohnette — a record that would go on to become a staple of the jazz canon and ultimately jumpstart White’s fusion of jazz and rock, a style that he would come to help define.

On Tuesday October 9th, Symphony Space will be hosting an All-Star Jazz Concert to benefit the Obama-Biden 2012 Presidential Campaign. Jazz For Obama 2012 will feature artists like Ron Carter, Roy Haynes, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen, and many more legendary musicians. Though we are not picking sides in this election, this is an event is not to be missed (if it was Jazz for Romney 2012 featuring the same artists, we’d be just as excited for all the Republicans out there)!

Today we remember one of the greatest jazz drummers to ever grace us with his music. Legendary drummer Paul Motian died early this morning at the age of 80. His easily distinguishable minimalist approach to holding down a beat brought our the best in musicians like Bill Evans and Scott LaFaro in the historic trio, Thelonious Monk, Paul Bley, Bill Frissell, Charlie Haden, Ron Carter, and Keith Jarrett, among many others. His candid personality and endless timeline of contributions has left jazz fans and musicians alike remembering their favorite recording or meeting.

Come celebrate the legacy of the great Miles Davis Quintet at The Apple Store Soho this Tuesday, September 27th at 7pm. Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1, the CD and DVD set is a must-have collection for Miles fans, including a visually stunning collection of live performances.

What is wrong with jazz today? This is a broad question that, in the coming weeks, will be hit upon numerous time as a form of self-reflection for improvement. It is not to say there are not amazing things happening in the jazz world every day, yet the scene today differs vastly from the times of Dizzy and Bird, or Miles and Trane.