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The album Alive At The Village Vanguard (Palmetto), featuring Hersch on piano and spalding on vocals, was recorded in 2018.

(Photo: Erika Kapin Photography)

Dreaming of Water with Fred Hersch & esperanza spalding

Fred Hersch was in good spirits, appearing relaxed on the video screen from his New York City loft. The pianist turned 67 just the day before, and celebrated in his usual fashion…



ACT Turns 30, Looks Forward


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Nate Wooley & Columbia Icefield

Ancient Songs Of Burlap Heroes
(Pyroclastic)


Melissa Stylianou
Dream Dancing
(Anzic)


Antonio Sánchez
Shift (Bad Hombre Vol. II)
(Warner)


Shemekia Copeland
Done Come Too Far
(ALLIGATOR)


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Lakecia Benjamin

Phoenix
(Whirlwind)


Kenny Barron
The Source
(ArtWork)


Garrett Saracho
En Medio
(Verve)


Doug Wamble
Blues In The Present Tense
(Halcyonic)


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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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