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​“She reminds me of my childhood and makes we want to cry,” Cécile McLorin Salvant, pictured here with writer Ashley Kahn, said of Dianne Reeves.

(Photo: David Morresi)

Blindfold Test: Cécile McLorin Salvant

Italy’s Umbria Jazz Winter is one of those rare annual festivals that not only coincides with a major holiday — climaxing on New Year’s Eve — but also presents its…





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Miguel Zenón

Música de Las Américas
(Miel)


Jon Irabagon
Rising Sun
(Irabagast)


Brian Charette
Jackpot
(Cellar Live)


Harish Raghavan
In Tense
(Whirlwind)


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Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra

This Rock We’re On: Imaginary Letters
(Palmetto)


Jihye Lee Orchestra
Infinite Connections
(Motéma)


Koppel Blade Koppel
Time Again
(Cowbell Music)


PRISM Quartet
Heritage/Evolution, Volume 3
(XAS)


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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…


Growing Up Monk




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