• 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 ...
  • Jerome Jennings: Solidarity

    Jerome Jennings: Solidarity

    Drummer Jerome Jennings’ second release as a leader consists of 11 compositions of various moods and tempos performed by a core group of established peers and special guests. Jennings wrote 7 of the 11 compositions ...
  • Come Go with Me: The Stax Collection

    Come Go with Me: The Stax Collection

    In the 1930s, a Mississippi share-cropper named Roebuck “Pops” Staples moved to Chicago for work, taking his wife, daughter, and son—Oceola, Cleotha, and Pervis—with him, along with his blues-influenced guitar and easygoing, twangy voice. He ...
  • In a Sentimental Mood

    In a Sentimental Mood

    Prior to the pandemic I was already feeling the allure of beautiful new music that wears its heart on its sleeve, and that impulse has grown stronger now that I’m spending more time at home. ...
  • Reversal of Fortune

    Reversal of Fortune

    For virtually the entire existence of the audio hardware and music industries, consumers who most valued sound quality (you know, us) were at the mercy of the hardware formats created for the mass market. Audiophiles ...

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