Bill Frisell and writer Ashley Kahn at this year’s North Sea Jazz Fest.

(Photo: Wouter Vellekoop)

Blindfold Test: Bill Frisell

Fortunate and few are the jazz headliners with options like guitar maestro Bill Frisell, who can choose to lead various bands simultaneously and tour as a featured sideman as well…


Miguel Zenón

Música de Las Américas

Jon Irabagon
Rising Sun

Brian Charette
(Cellar Live)

Harish Raghavan
In Tense


Todd Sickafoose

Bear Proof
(Secret Hatch)

Mareike Wiening
(Greenleaf Music)

Irreversible Entanglements
Protect Your Light

Vincent Hsu & The Jazz Supreme Orchestra
Music For The River Jazz Suite: The Spirit of Love River & Mississippi
(Truth Revolution Records)


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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January 2024
Samara Joy
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