This year’s lineup details a sprawling cross section of the genre, including world-changing explorers the Art Ensemble of Chicago, trad band the Fat Babies, venerable guitarist George Freeman, and restless experimenter Rob Mazurek.
The Reader‘s resident jazz expert publishes his ballot from the annual NPR Jazz Critics Poll.
This year’s best jazz records include a large-ensemble concept album about conspiracy theories, a tug-of-war between loops and live-band grooves, and an amazing hybrid of jazz and hip-hop.
In his new Ensemble Double Up, reedist Henry Threadgill puts down his horns and conducts.
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is at the center of a dizzying variety of live music this weekend.
On his new album The Sirens, Chris Potter finds everything locking into place.
The final installment of 40 favorite albums of 2012 countdown
My ballot for the upcoming Rhapsody jazz critics poll
New recordings from saxophonist Bill McHenry and pianist David Virelles