Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana, who counts sax legends George Coleman and Greg Osby among her mentors, is both the first woman and the first South(...)

Ahmad Jamal: ‘There’s no such thing as old music. It’s either good or bad. They’re still playing Debussy’s Clair de Lune. How old is that?’ Photograph: JB Millot

Ahmad Jamal wears his “living legend” tag lightly. One of the most celebrated pianists in American music for the better part of six decades, he is cit(...)

Billy Bang: Da Bang!
  • Music
  • September 6, 2013, 00:00

Fans of the violin in jazz have precious little to choose from, particularly at the modern end of the spectrum, so this final album from the late B(...)