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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 »

Not only does legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter push boundaries musically but when he shares his thoughts he takes anyone around him on an intellectual journey. Revive keep reading »

There’s no higher compliment from one musician to another than to hand them scores of your music and ask them to perform it. This situation keep reading »

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In the middle of his 6-year stint with Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter recorded several of his own albums. 1964 in particular was a busy year for this New Jersey born saxophonist. Fresh off the release of Night Dreamer and Juju, Wayne began recording the album Speak No Evil. Pushing away from the sound of Lee Morgan, and Miles Davis, Wayne decided to bring in Freddie Hubbard. What they recorded together on Speak No Evil is perhaps the greatest documentation of their work together.

Carmen McRae, Betty Carter, Eubie Blake are among the many who called Brooklyn home for a time, and we are all the better for what they created during that time. Had it not been for these men and women, Brooklyn Jazz wouldn’t be putting the dent into music that it is now; stirring the pot in the mainstream while lighting a fire under established players who just want to play standards all day. Here are some of the borough’s legends that made history by not being satisfied with keeping the peace.

So you missed the Newport Jazz Festival this year. Maybe you’ve been before; maybe you have just heard about the epic amount of music that occurs there each year—but either way there is no need for us to sing the praises of the festival because by now that’s common knowledge. What we’ve got for you today is some live recordings from this year’s festival courtesy of the folks over at NPR Music, WBGO as well as others. Check out the recordings from the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival and be sure to make it out next year—it’s worth the trip.

Featuring interviews, tons of performance footage, and insight from some of the greatest, the hour-and-a-half long feature delves into some of the issues facing what some call “jazz” today. While you’re watching, keep your eyes peeled for some of the innovative drummers of today as well as the influential drummers of the past—there are some great moments featuring them all.

The 2013 Jazz Journalists Association Nominees have been announced and it is an intriguing mix of musicians both generationally and geographically. Check out their nominees and be sure to tune in to see who gets the award on May 1st!

The historic Newport Jazz Festival announced some very exciting additional acts for what is sure to be another great year for the festival. Featuring Wayne Shorter’s 80th Birthday Celebration: Wayne Shorter Quartet with special guests Herbie Hancock ,Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, & Brian Blade; for starters makes this a must-attend event.