Pat Martino 2009

Artist’s Choice: Russell Malone on Pat Martino

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is the first in a series of personal tributes to members of the jazz community whom we lost in 2021 …

Jim Knapp

Chronology: Jim Knapp, the Best Big-Band Leader You Never Heard Of

There are two kinds of jazz listeners. Those who recognize Jim Knapp as a profound large-ensemble composer and arranger of uncommon imagination, depth, and …

Immanuel Wilkins Crop

Immanuel Wilkins Aims to Communicate the Spirit Within on The 7th Hand

On an unseasonably warm evening in December, just at the opening break of Omicron and yet another shift in everyone’s lives, alto saxophonist/composer …


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Jeff Ballard

Jeff Ballard: Before & After

Jeff Ballard—drummer, bandleader, educator, and intrepid spirit—plops himself down into the chair onstage with a smile and a dark beer. Less than an …

Dave Liebman and Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis

Dave Liebman Remembers Pee Wee Ellis

We got to know each other in the early ’70s. We met at this club called Rapson’s in Port Chester, New York, right over …

Pianists Talk Piano Tuning

Chops: Piano Tuning and Jazz

It could be argued that the most underrecognized person in jazz recording and performance is not the producer, the live sound engineer, or the recording …

Curtis Stigers

JT Video Premiere: “You’re All That Matters to Me” by Curtis Stigers

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of “You’re All That Matters to Me” by singer, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers. The track will …


Esperanza Spalding in Iphigenia

Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding’s …(Iphigenia) in Washington

Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding’s opera …(Iphigenia) begins with a woman dropping dead. Even in opera’s greatest tragedies the bodies don’t usually …