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Mary Halvorson Re-Engineered Jazz Guitar. Now, She’s Hacking Her Own Code

Both as a player and composer, Halvorson has a decade-strong reputation as one of her field’s least predictable. ...


Meditating On The Healing Power Of Alice Coltrane’s ‘Journey In Satchidananda’

Almost 50 years after its release, the album remains a vision of universal healing, spiritual self-preservation in times ...


First Listen: The Bad Plus, ‘Never Stop II’

Each album by The Bad Plus can be understood as a planted flag, a marker of group identity. ...


Toast Of The Nation 2018

Celebrate the New Year with our annual jazz party, featuring six hour-long performances sure to get you ready ...