Andrew Child pictures the candidates riding a skateboard, each in a slightly different pose and dressed in slightly different cool gear.
The idea of posting this list is to remind people of what has been lost and hope that it stirs us to preserve what we have left.
Listeners familiar with Lennie Tristano’s earlier work will find there are a few surprises on this disc.
Apart from Claudio Roditi’s musical skill, what stood out was his warmth.
Camille Bertault is an uncommon talent. She has a crystalline voice, good intonation, understands the rhythmic and harmonic underpinnings of jazz and has a prodigious memory.
Trumpeter Jack Sheldon will be missed for much more than his musical output would account for.
The current incarnation of the Swingle Singers, just called Swingles, exemplifies why the group has survived 57 years.
An eclectic round-up of our favorite books of the year from our critics.
Pianist Kris Davis’s Diatom Ribbons and the multi-disc set Nat King Cole’s Hittin’ the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-43) are among the albums that made more than one list.
All three groups in this Blue Note anniversary concert were distinctly different. One was shaded with a hip hop influence, one proffered organ trio jazz-funk and one, all female, had singing as its focal point.