Montreal Jazz Fest: I’ve Seen a Few (Editions)

The 42nd edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival will kick off today (June 30) while I’m in the air, enroute … More

Montreal Jazz Fest: Hailing the Return of One of the World’s Great Jazz Gatherings

Hear that, in the distance? It’s getting closer. Now it’s within earshot and in sight, just two days away. The … More

Jazz Fest: Snarky Puppy, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Joe Lovano, more

Yes, as expected, another juggernaut of musical talent is slated for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. I’ve … More

JazzTimes Critics’ Poll: Vijay Iyer’s “Accelerando” Takes Top Honors

Critical consensus says that Vijay Iyer‘s “Accelerando” (ACT) is one of last year’s finest jazz recordings: The CD, with the … More

The Blue Note 7: Mosaic

Blue Note Celebrates Its History … Again A band organized by Blue Note, specializing in music from that label’s archives? … More