jazz

archie shepp jason moran let my people go review

Ambrose Akinmusire : on the tender spot of every calloused moment

There’s a constant sense of freedom throughout the jazz trumpeter’s latest.

Archie Shepp Damu the Fudgemunk Ocean Bridges review

Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk : Ocean Bridges

An inter-generational celebration of jazz and hip-hop.

Albert Ayler New Grass reissue

Third Man Records reissues Albert Ayler’s New Grass

The divisive, innovative jazz record returns to vinyl for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Joel Harrison +18 : America at War

The guitarist and his big band tackle America’s endless war entanglements.

R.I.P. Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen

The iconic drummer has died at 80.

Watch Shabaka Hutchings’ “Life from Isolation” Boiler Room session

See the London jazz musician perform a 45-minute solo set.

Ellis Marsalis

R.I.P. jazz legend and patriarch Ellis Marsalis

The iconic New Orleans pianist has died at 85.

Album of the Week: Thundercat – It Is What It Is

The bass virtuoso offers a strong but concise balance of grief with silliness on some of his most enjoyable songs to date.

Hailu Mergia : Yene Mircha

The Ethiopian legend’s second album in three years boosts the energy and diversity.

Manu Dibango

R.I.P. Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango

Legendary artist behind “Soul Makossa” has died after contracting Covid-19.

History 30 Jazz Fusion Albums

A History of Jazz Fusion in 30 Essential Albums

A 30-album guide through jazz’s funkiest and most cosmic realms.

best albums of 2020 Irreversible Entanglements

Irreversible Entanglements : Who Sent You?

A potent dose of protest jazz from a collective that definitely gives a shit.

best jazz albums of 2020 Shabaka and the Ancestors

Album of the Week: Shabaka and the Ancestors – We Are Sent Here by History

A powerful, emotional spiritual jazz album that reflects the tension of our times.

R.I.P. jazz legend McCoy Tyner

The legendary jazz pianist has died at age 81.

Irreversible Entanglements new album Who Sent You

Irreversible Entanglements’ “Bread Out of Stone” is a meditative jazz hypnosis

A standout moment of jazz poetry from the Philadelphia group’s upcoming album.

Gil Scott Heron Makaya McCraven We're New Again review

Gil Scott-Heron/Makaya McCraven : We’re New Again—A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven

A perhaps too beautified version of the poet and proto-hip-hop pioneer’s last document.

John Zorn Naked City hall of fame 30th anniversary

John Zorn’s Naked City was a gleeful noise-jazz science experiment

The jazzgrind classic is still fun, hilarious and wild after 30 years.

Arlo Parks Collapsed in Sunbeams review

Album of the Week: Moses Boyd – Dark Matter

The MVP UK jazz drummer carves out a bold new direction with this set of electronic fusion.