• Giant Step Arts

    Giant Step Arts

    As a longtime professional photographer who has documented 550 recording sessions and shot over 200 magazine covers, Jimmy Katz spent countless hours in recording studios over the past 30 years, hobnobbing with top engineers while ...
  • Christian Sands: Be Water

    Christian Sands: Be Water

    Pianist Christian Sands came out of the gate with his proverbial wheels screeching. A prodigy who cut his first record at the age of 12, he flashed impressive chops both as a sideman in Christian ...
  • Ennio Morricone, 1928–2020

    Ennio Morricone, 1928–2020

    Ennio Morricone recently passed away at the age of 91. Having worked until very near the end of his life, Morricone will be remembered primarily for his legendary career in film soundtracks and his pervasive ...
  • John Scofield: Swallow Tales

    John Scofield: Swallow Tales

    On his ECM debut, the guitar great celebrates pioneering electric bassist and longtime collaborator Steve Swallow, whose tunes have been recorded by the likes of Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, and Carla Bley. On ...
  • Newvelle Records Launches Fifth Season

    Newvelle Records Launches Fifth Season

    About six years ago New York jazz pianist Elan Mehler and Parisian Jean-Christophe Morisseau came up with an interesting business model. Rather than sell individual titles for the Newvelle Records label, they instituted a subscriber ...
  • Avishai Cohen: Big Vicious

    Avishai Cohen: Big Vicious

    When musicians blur the boundaries between jazz, rock, and electronica, they can put themselves on a fine line between sleek and slick. On his fourth release for ECM, trumpeter Avishai Cohen negotiates this liminal space ...
  • McCoy Tyner, 1938–2020

    McCoy Tyner, 1938–2020

    When pianist McCoy Tyner died on March 6 at the age of 81, the earth lost one of its most formidable sources of thunder and lightning. Tyner’s thunder, epitomized in the rumble of his left-hand ...
  • The Changing Face of the Saxophone

    The Changing Face of the Saxophone

    While jazz has historically been something of a “boys club,” women trailblazers have crashed that fraternity since its inception. As we begin a new decade, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider, Anat Cohen, Terri Lynne Carrington, and ...
  • Grégoire Maret: Americana

    Grégoire Maret: Americana

    When Swiss harmonica virtuoso Grégoire Maret emerged on the New York City jazz scene 20 years ago, his jaw-dropping facility and uncanny expression caught the attention of a slew of heavy-hitters, including David Sanborn, Cassandra ...

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