Christian Scott Ruler Rebel review

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah : Ruler Rebel/Diaspora

Two thirds of a planned trilogy that offers a subversive and abstract statement about being Black in America.

Esperanza Spalding new album

Esperanza Spalding to record new album live on Facebook

Album to be limited to 7,777 copies.

Tony Allen new album The Source

Tony Allen announces new album The Source, featuring Damon Albarn

Longtime Fela Kuti drummer announces debut album for Blue Note.

Tony Allen : A Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

An affectionate and grooving tribute from one legend to another.

Mulatu of Ethiopia review

Mulatu Astatke : Mulatu of Ethiopia

An Ethio-jazz classic revisited.

jeremiah cymerman review

Colin Stetson : All This I Do For Glory

Experimental saxophonist moves away from context of recent work to carve out a new path.

10 Essential Spiritual Jazz Albums

Celebrating Easter with 10 albums that offer musical transcendence.

Mulatu Astatke Mulatu of Ethiopia review

Mulatu Astatke’s Mulatu of Ethiopia being reissued

Ethio-jazz classic being released as three-LP deluxe reissue.

Kamasi Washington Truth film

Kamasi Washington shares new 14-minute short film, “Truth”

New EP Harmony of Difference due later this year.

best songs of 2017 Thundercat

Stream the new Thundercat album, Drunk

Bass virtuoso and songwriter’s new album out now.

David Axelrod

R.I.P. influential composer David Axelrod

Legendary producer dead at 83.

Thundercat FYF Fest 2014

Thundercat announces world tour

North America and European dates announced.

Shabaka and the Ancestors best jazz of 2016

The 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2016

Free jazz, fusion, Afrobeat and ECM.

Rudy Van Gelder

R.I.P. Rudy Van Gelder

Rudy Van Gelder, legendary recording engineer behind countless jazz records, has died, according to a…

R.I.P. Bobby Hutcherson

Bobby Hutcherson, jazz bandleader and vibraphonist, died yesterday in his California home, according to a…

Unreleased Betty Davis studio session with Miles Davis being released

In 1968 and 1969, eccentric funk diva Betty Davis recorded a series of sessions with…

10 Essential Triple Albums

It’s an impressive enough feat to make a double-length album that holds together well without…

BadBadNotGood new album IV

BadBadNotGood announce new album, IV

Badbadnotgood have just announced a new album. The hip-hop/jazz fusion group will release their fourth…

Thundercat The Beyond Where the Giants Roam

Thundercat : The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam

Stephen Bruner caps an already great year with 16 minutes of meditative funk.

Kamasi Washington The Epic

Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder’s jazz resurrection

How a three-hour jazz album on an L.A. hip-hop label made a breakthrough in 2015.