Pharoah Sanders brought beauty and spirituality to the avant-garde forefront.

(Photo: R.I. Sutherland-Cohen)

In Memoriam: Pharoah Sanders, 1940–2022

Pharoah Sanders, the saxophonist and composer who became famous for his mid-1960s work with saxophonist John Coltrane, died Saturday, Sept. 24.

The news came through a social…

Steve Davis

(Smoke Sessions)

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini
Auburn Whisper

Joey Alexander
(Mack Avenue)

Nduduzo Makhathini
In The Spirit Of Ntu
(Blue Note)

John Escreet

Seismic Shift

Tim Fitzgerald’s Full House
Tim Fitzgerald’s Full House
(Cellar Music Group)

(Sinking City Records)

Butcher Brown
Triple Trey
(Concord Jazz)


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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October 2022
Charles Lloyd
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