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DO THE M@TH

1.) A Lifetime of Carla Bley (at the New Yorker Culture Desk)<p><b>NEW DTM:</b><p>3.) Carla, Carla, Carla, Carla, Carla (credits, bonuses, guide to the …

The Best of Thelonious Monk

A treasure chest of jazz is being rereleased this week: “The Complete Riverside Recordings” of Thelonious Monk, a fifteen-disk set of his recording sessions, in the studio and live, for that seminal label. Spanning the period between 1955 and 1961, it's the core of his recorded legacy. The set …

Fricke's Picks Radio: Remembering Daevid Allen, the Guru of Gong

My first live encounter with <b>Daevid Allen</b> — a founding guitarist of the British band <b>Soft Machine</b> and the singer-guru of Anglo-French-galactic …

Trumpeter

2014 jazz top 10, plus

Did I hear enough jazz records in 2014 to comment authoritatively on what the "best" were? Did I listen hard/long enough to those I did hear, even …

Miles Davis’s Jazz Masterpiece ‘Kind of Blue’ Is Redone

The band Mostly Other People Do the Killing is releasing ‘Blue,’ a CD that is a note-for-note copy of the classic album<p>When the CD “Blue” (Hot Cup) is released next Tuesday by the band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the album will likely trigger an uproar among jazz fans. Unlike most tribute …

Flute

Miles in 1988 with his good friend, legendary comedian Bill Cosby; at the time of this picture, the biggest TV star in America. When Miles married Cicely Tyson in 1981, the ceremony was held at Cosby's home with the comic also serving as best man.

Miles Electric Band Sizzles at SFJAZZ

<b>Miles Electric Band: Bitches Brew To Tutu</b><p><b>Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014</b><p><b>Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco</b><p>When the iconic Miles Davis again took …

Remembering Charlie Haden

Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You!<p>If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All …

Sun Ra: 10 Essential Tracks

Sun Ra would have turned 100 this year. Instead, he died in 1993 at the age of 79—though it can’t be said that the jazz icon didn’t make good use of his time on Earth. In fact, he also made good use of his time <i>not</i> on Earth. His catalog spans dozens of albums and singles (many of which were recently …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

.@JazzWax Some great CD recommendations from Marc Myers. The Hank Williams cd from radio broadcasts is a must for me! http://t.co/CJ6t8hBoC4

AAJ Magazine, Number 2, Spring 2014

Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You!<p>If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All …

25 Recent Jazz Albums You Really Ought to Hear

Jazz Appreciation Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate musical milestones of the past. But it also ought to serve as a reminder that jazz is a …

Maria Schneider: Going Her Own Way

Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You!<p>If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All …

The 2013 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

NPR Music is pleased to present the results of a poll asking well over 100 jazz critics to pick their favorite recordings of 2013.<p>For eight consecutive years now, this annual poll has been conducted by Francis Davis, one of the most respected critics in the field. In 2006, he invited 30 of his …

Wayne Shorter And The Year's Other Passing Scenery

It says a lot about his enduring hold on jazz listeners that over a half century into his career, the descriptive phrases most commonly put in front of Wayne Shorter's name — along with "the great saxophonist and composer" — remain "the elusive" and "the enigmatic." The inside tray card to …