Rickie Lee Jones, 'Just in Time'


Jones lets the sun shine in on this jazz standard, but maintains a pensive undertone....

What makes that song swing? At last, physicists unravel a jazz mystery


For nearly a century, jazz musicians have debated what gives songs that propulsive, groovy feel that makes you want to move with the music. The...

Jason Moran's new album pays tribute to Black jazz pioneer James Reese Europe


Jazz artist Jason Moran revisits the deep influence of Black composer and bandleader James Reese Europe, best known for serving with the Harlem Hellfighters in...

Jazz Night In America remembers the artists we've lost


Jazz Night In America's video tribute to the artists lost in 2022....

Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf steps out of his comfort zone with 'Capacity to Love'


Common ground is the main theme of Maalouf's new album, which features a wide array of vocalists from across the pop music spectrum. Maalouf also...

The importance of remembering everything but the music


Poet and critic Harmony Holiday spent her year interviewing descendants and torchbearers, finding that the soul of jazz needs preserving offstage and outside of the...

The 100 Best Songs Of 2022 (80-61)


We ranked a list of 100 songs that reflects the sprawling, energetic messiness of 2022. Start listening....

Tyshawn Sorey's year of creative unity


For Larry Blumenfeld, the story of Sorey this year was one of a MacArthur genius reconciling his universe of talent and ambition into a singular...

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