Dr. Martin Luther King on the Importance of Jazz

By Robin Lloyd On the day we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let’s revisit his thoughts on Jazz and Blues from his address to the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival: “God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the

First Listen: Rudresh Mahanthappa, ‘Gamak’

Integration of Indian music, “three seconds and you know who’s playing” saxophone, double-necked guitar and all that it implies, homegrown approaches to composition: It’s all here. But the alto saxophonist’s new album surfs on this information overload without drowning in it.