Departments/Jazz

6 interviews, and over 525 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 544-page issue!

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In his the first modern autobiography and still the most profound, Jean Jacques Rousseau laments the slowness with which his ideas are formed, and finally his...

This is one of those very typical “girl singer with jazz group” LPs that came out by the dozens during the 1950s. Helen Carr, who tragically...


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This overblown and pretentious set is grandiosely titled Flying Under the Radar: The World of Robert Ackerman, Box 2. The liner notes indicate that Bob Ackerman,...

I talked to pianist Vijay Iyer at the tail end of March after a long day for both of us. We met in the Cambridge apartment...

This fascinating disc, titled Don Cherry Live in Stockholm, features the intrepid avant-garde trumpeter in settings with Swedish musicians, including an extended suite with special guest...

Here’s an odd disc (titled Monk’s Mood ) juxtaposing the rhythmically quirky music of Thelonious Monk with the even quirkier compositions (and solo playing) of soprano...


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Some of the great jazz pianists of the past are imitable by modern players—Morton, Johnson, Waller, Wilson, Basie, Cole, even Tristano and Bill Evans—but a few...