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Book Review: Together We Can Improvise, Vol 1 Grades K-3 by Lois Kipnis, Kim McCord, and Louise Rogers

Teaching children to improvise in a cohesive and multidisciplinary way Read More »

Music Review: George Benson – Guitar Man

Relaxed, tasteful, and melodic jazz by one the genre's guitar greats. Read More »

Music Review: Chick Corea / Stefano Bollani – Orvieto

Outstanding two-piano improvisation. Read More »

Music Review: Big Robot & Conrad Schnitzler – Horror Odyssee

Sonic anarchy: that’s what Schnitzler’s music can be. It can also be near-dead calm, underpinned with symphonic serenity. Read More »

Music Review: Francois Couturier – Tarkovsky Quartet

Part three of Couturier's tribute to Andrei Tarkovsky. Read More »

Interview with Ratzo Harris: Bass Lines and the Bottom Line

Straight-ahead, Ratzo Harris' bass thrums, creating musical architecture. What he does with that instrument is an exaltation. Read More »

Music Review: Craig Taborn – Avenging Angel

A masterful display of solo improvisation. Read More »

Music Review: James Carter – Caribbean Rhapsody

Celebrating their decade-long collaboration, James Carter and Roberto Sierra meld jazz and classical styles on this “something for everyone” CD. Read More »

Book Review: Instant Poetry (Just Add Words) by Larry Berger

The author improvised these poems onstage as part of an audience participation free verse sets at coffee houses in Los Angeles. Read More »

Music Review: Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Music

Classic session featuring stirring piano work from Monk and tenor solos by Coleman Hawkins. Read More »