Rhythm and Blues

Charlie Parker Centennial (includes two original essays + interviews with Charles McPherson, Steve Coleman, Tom Harrell, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Bertha Hope, and a guest post by Mark Stryker)

The Genius of Jaki Byard

Two Richie Powell Intros, Land and Brown on “Joy Spring”

Shades of Jazz (Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman) 

Black Music Teachers in the Age of Segregation

Lorraine Gordon, 1922–2018

Herbie Nichols Trio

McCoy Tyner’s Revolution

Thelonious Monk Centennial

The Breakthrough of Geri Allen

Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, and Stanley Dance

Lennie Tristano at 100

Red’s Bells (Red Garland)

Selections From the Gutter (Art Hodes)

Carla, Carla, Carla, Carla, Carla (Carla Bley)

Evolution (Bobby Hutcherson)

Bud Powell Anthology

Ornette 1: Forms and Sounds

Ornette 2: This Is Our Mystic

Reverential Gesture (Duke Ellington) (pairs with Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis)

Lester Young Centennial

In Search of James P. Johnson

The Drum Thing, or, A Brief History of Whiplash, or, “I’m Generalizing Here” (see also the companion post, “Traps, the Drum Wonder” by Mark Stryker

The Paradox of Continuity (Paul Motian)

Service for Paul Bley

Four Scenes from Dave Frishberg’s My Dear Departed Past

Hampton Hawes and the Low Blues

For Charlie Haden: Liberation Chorus (41 other musicians offer memorial respects), Silence (anthology of DTM writing about Charlie)

Cedar’s Blues (For Cedar Walton)

Mel Powell Unfurnished

The Folk Element Is Intact (Four Mulgrew Miller Solos)

A Little Left Hand from Ben Riley

Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk (including guest post by Eric Lewis)

Magic Numbers 1: Hank Jones with Ron Carter and Tony Williams

Magic Numbers 2: Ron and Tony with other trios

On Mal Waldron

The “J” Word (Wynton Marsalis and related topics)

Liner Notes by Stanley Crouch

Drums and Cymbals by Donald Bailey

Oscar Peterson and Miles Davis

Hall Overton, Composer

50 Tracks for ECM at 50

Bill McHenry

Mickey Fletcher, Albert Murray, Butch Warren, Frank Wess, Dwayne Burno (obits from 2014)

Sam Rivers, Alexis Weissenberg, Village Voice, Larance Marable, Marvin Hamlisch, Von Freeman, Knobby Totah, Ted Curson, Elliott Carter, Pete La Roca, Dave Brubeck (obits from 2012)

Abbey Lincoln, James Moody, Milton Babbitt, George Shearing, Joe Morello, Ray Bryant, Frank Foster (obits from 2010/2011)