Joey DeFrancesco has added the tenor saxophone to the growing list of instruments he performs on.

(Photo: Jim Hesterman)

Joey DeFrancesco’s Tenor Madness

Joey DeFrancesco remembers the exact moment when he got “bit by the bug.”

The year was 2018, and the organist was at Tempest Studios in Tempe, Arizona, working on what would…

Darius Jones Renews His Voice



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Albert Ayler

Albert Ayler: The Truth Is Marching In

In a restaurant-bar in Greenwich Village, tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was ruminating on the disparity between renown and income. In his case, anyway. Covers of his albums are prominent in the windows of more and more jazz record stores; references to him are increasingly frequent in jazz magazines, here and abroad; a growing number of players are trying to sound like him.

“I’m a new star, according to a magazine in England,” Ayler said, “and I don’t even have fare to England. Record royalties? I never see any. Oh, maybe I’ll get $50…

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