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Martin Johnson

March 2, 2009 | Feature
The Jazz Standard

Thelonious Monk’s landmark 1959 concert at Town Hall lives again through Jason Moran.

September 1, 2008 |
Jazz: Tooting Other People’s Horns

The jazz event of the fall is Dave Douglas’s Festival of New Trumpet Music.

April 14, 2008 |
The New York Canon: Jazz

For the last 40 years, jazz in New York has had a hard time measuring up to its storied past. But even in the absence of a big scene, the music has stealthily maintained its vitality, as these twelve albums demonstrate.

September 3, 2007 |
Herbie Digs Joni

The jazz-pop master reimagines Joni Mitchell.

August 20, 2007 | The Pop Music Review
Trane Has Left the Station

A new breed of saxophonists discovers an alternative to Coltrane’s brilliant but domineering ways.

April 9, 2007 | The Pop Music Review
Elegy for Fort Greene

The late-nineties Brooklyn scene is a fading memory, but Robert Glasper can still summon its powerful spirit.

September 18, 2006 | Feature
Playing Favorites

We asked five music obsessives to pick a recent album they can’t stop listening to.

September 11, 2006
Ornette Still Hears the Future

Sound Grammar, his first new recording in ten years, documents a live performance in Ludwigshafen, Germany, last year, and it doesn’t sound like anything else in jazz today.

December 26, 2005 | Jazz Review
Thelonious Comes Alive

The best jazz recordings this year were long-lost performances from some very familiar names.

August 22, 2005 | Feature
The Autumn of André 3000

Is the OutKast star ditching his wigs and jodhpurs?