Montreal Jazz Fest: Scintillating if Sweaty — Herbie, Kamasi, Medeski, more.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the heat wave that landed in Quebec, just in time for the 39th annual … More

Happy JazzApril — Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz is alive and, well, in surprisingly good shape for its age, particularly given the ravages of time, the advent … More

The Trouble With Top 10 Lists; Also, in the Voice: a Wrongheaded “Greatest Jazz Albums” List

Planet Jazz: Notes From All Over ‘Tis the season. Yes, it’s that time of year when arts and entertainment critics … More

Give the Bass Player Some: Ron Carter & Esperanza Spalding Top 77th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll

Veteran bassist Ron Carter and young bassist-singer Esperanza Spalding, a Grammy-winning star, grabbed the top spots in this year’s DownBeat … More