Matthew Kassel


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    Even when guitarist and scholar José Dias is on stage, he’s doing research.

    José Dias’ European Ideal

    Throughout most of the aughts, José Dias worked as the director of a jazz school in Lisbon, Portugal’s bustling…

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    Uri Caine’s most recent album celebrates the work of civil-rights advocate Octavius Catto (1839–’71).

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    Guitarist Charlie Apicella says his band gets “right to the point, just like Jack McDuff” on Groove Machine.

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    Gabriele Mirabassi (left) and Roberto Taufic record Nítido E Obscuro at the Venica & Venica Winery in Gorizia, Italy.

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    Miles Davis during the ’Round About Midnight sessions in June 1956

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    Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt wrote a suite for his latest album prompted by his viewing the works of sculptor Rodin at the Musée Rodin in Paris.

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    A Resonance collection of Wes Montgomery material uncovers more of the guitarist’s Midwest roots.

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    Joe Fiedler’s new album is Open Sesame.

    Joe Fiedler’s Deep Playfulness

    Jazz musicians have tapped all kinds of sources for material—folklore, hymns, Broadway—but Joe Fiedler has found…

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    Aaron Goldberg’s academic work might have influenced his music in more ways than he’s aware of, at least in a conceptual sense.

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    Javon Jackson’s latest album is titled For You.

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    Led by Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the memorial concert for Roy Hargrove at Lincoln Center began with a traditional, New Orleans-style second line march.

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    Dongfeng Liu’s new album merges musical traditions from different cultures.

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    In April, Iverson announced that he will leave The Bad Plus, the band he helped found in 2000.


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