Horace Silver in an image from the sleeve of the Blue Note record Senor Blues - Cool Eyes.

Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died at age 85.Silver, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, was shaped by the (...)

He’s best known for his day job with singer Jamie Cullum. But for the past five years trumpeter and composer Rory Simmons has spent his downtime explo(...)

Marius Neset: ‘People coming to the concerts now, they know my music, and they have expectations. But I can’t focus on that’

Being a saxophone idol is a relatively new experience for Marius Neset. Three years ago, the young Norwegian was one among many rising young stars of (...)

The Claudia Quintet: September
  • Music
  • November 29, 2013, 00:00

American jazz may still be a place where the “masculine” values of individuality and virtuosity have the upper hand. This is in contrast, perhaps to t(...)

Matt Mitchell: Fiction
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  • November 29, 2013, 00:00

Of the new emerging generation of US jazz pianists, Matt Mitchell is one of the most sought after, as his ongoing stints with big guns Dave Douglas an(...)

Dave Douglas: DD|50
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  • November 22, 2013, 00:00

Trumpeter, composer and one-man music industry Dave Douglas celebrates his half-century with a box set from his own Greenleaf label containing his (...)

The title seems appropriate for a musician who, like all great artists, reaches for something timeless. For the past two d(...)