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Arooj Aftab Night Reign review

Arooj Aftab : Night Reign

The Grammy-winning singer delivers an enchanting and intoxicating ode to the night

Kamasi Washington fearless movement review

Kamasi Washington : Fearless Movement

The L.A. saxophonist and bandleader pares back his scope and finds a groove on his fifth album

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti Frank Rosaly Mestizx review

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti & Frank Rosaly : MESTIZX

A personal exploration of identity through a dazzling display of stylistic fusion

Shabaka Perceive Its Beauty Acknowledge Its Grace review

Shabaka : Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace

The prolific jazz artist fully explores the flute on this spiritual, understated set of pieces

Arooj Aftab

Arooj Aftab announces new album, Night Reign

Watch the Tessa Thompson-directed video for “Raat Ki Rani”

Jahari Massamba Unit YHWH Is Love review

Jahari Massamba Unit : YHWH Is Love

A complex and rhythmic jazz collaboration between Madlib and Karriem Riggins

Shabaka

Shabaka announces new album, Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace

New album features Andre 3000, Moses Sumney, Floating Points, Saul Williams, Elucid and more

Sun Ra Inside the Light World

Strut announces previously unreleased ’80s-era Sun Ra album, Inside the Light World

The album features recordings with the Outer Space Visual Communicator

Moor Mother

Moor Mother shares new video for “All the Money”

‘The Great Bailout’ is out on March 8

Herbie Hancock albums rated Head Hunters

Herbie Hancock to perform live with original Head Hunters lineup for the first time in 50 years

The classic album’s lineup will perform at the Hollywood Bowl in August

Nina Simone Pastel Blues

Treble 100, No. 28: Nina Simone – Pastel Blues

A landmark album of powerful protest music, Simone at her most emotionally exposed

Les McCann tribute

Les McCann’s sounds are scattered all over late 20th century pop music

We pay tribute to the late jazz legend, who died on December 29

best jazz albums of 2023

The 20 Best Jazz Albums of 2023

From groundbreaking young talents to veterans exploring new avenues