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Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

More than any other album, ‘Speak No Evil’ is the reason why we often put that word ‘legend’ in front of Wayne Shorter’s name.

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Covers

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Covers

We find a wide diversity of artists applying a wide diversity of styles.

Gimme Five: Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2013)

Gimme Five: Herbie Hancock – The Complete Columbia Album Collection (2013)

Former collaborators Bill Summers and Mike Clark join us as we sort through a handful of ageless moments from the forthcoming Herbie Hancock box set, The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

One Track Mind: Wayne Shorter, “Witch Hunt” (1964)

One Track Mind: Wayne Shorter, “Witch Hunt” (1964)

Kind Of Blue has long been touted as the best jazz album ever made, and I remain on that big bandwagon. But what’s the second best?

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Gimme Five: 1980s fusion albums that don’t, you know, suck (Part 1)

Recently I issued Part Two of list of five pretty good fusion jazz records from the underrated 1980s.

David Weiss & Point of Departure – Venture Inward (2013)

Sometimes, a good thing is worth repeating. In 2010, Weiss released Snuck In, a souvenir from a club date in NYC two years earlier (additional tracks from that gig were issued the following year as Snuck Out).

Something Else! Interview: Mike Clark on Herbie Hancock, the Headhunters and Michael Wolff

Drummer Mike Clark, perhaps best known for his work with and without Herbie Hancock as a member of the Headhunters, is part of a new band now — the dazzlingly improvisational Wolff and Clark Expedition, with longtime friend Michael Wolff.

Desert Island Discs: 1970s Fusion Edition

Turns out, this was one funky ship that ran ashore. Our latest Desert Island Disc lists focus on 1970s fusion, and top vote-getters included Herbie Hancock’s thunderously groove-filled 1973 triumph Head Hunters.

One Track Mind: Kevin Coelho, "Cantaloupe Island" (2012)

Some kids are fast learners. Kevin Coelho first took piano lessons at age six. Five years later, he fell in love with the jazz organ after hearing Booker T. and the MG’s “Green Onions.” Five years after that, he has his first album at sixteen years old

Gimme Five: Debut jazz albums, from Herbie Hancock to Wynton Marsalis

Recently, we’ve said goodbye to some jazz greats — including drummer Paul Motian, musician and street poet Gil-Scott Heron, violinist Billy Bang, drummer Joe Morello, and saxophonist James Moody, among others. So, how about switching gears

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