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Jazz Beyond Jazz

What if there's more to jazz than you suppose? What if jazz demolishes suppositions and breaks all bounds? What if jazz - and the jazz beyond, behind, under and around jazz - could enrich your life?


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Howard Mandel HM2.for%20web.jpg I'm a Chicago-born and New York-based writer, editor, author, arts producer for National Public Radio -- for more than 30 years, a freelance arts journalist working on newspapers, magazines and websites, appearing on tv and radio, teaching at New York University and elsewhere. I'm president of the Jazz Journalists Association. more

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Archives: 349 entries and counting

Interviews & Articles

Rashied Ali (1935 - 2009), multi-directional drummer, speaks 

A 1990 interview with drummer Rashied Ali, about his relationship with John Coltrane.

On The Corner program notes, Merkin Hall concert 5/25/09 

Miles Davis intended On The Corner to be a personal statement, an esthetic breakthrough and a social provocation upon its release in fall of 1972. He could hardly have been more successful: the album was all that, though it has taken decades for its full impact to be understood.

Joe Zawinul at 65, The Wire 

Interview with Joe Zawinul, The Wire, 1996

Jazz Festivals 

....good for cities, musicians, audiences. Hear it on NPR audio_icon.gif

The Makers of Jazz Beyond Jazz 
Over the course of three decades, I've been privileged to get behind the scenes and meet heroic creators of jazz as well as up-and-comers, innovators and exemplars of many other genres. Please enjoy these archival interviews and articles.

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Jazz Beyond Jazz
Matt Kassell's Cold Jazz
Ted Panken's Today Is The Question
George Colligans Jazz Truth
David Hadju's The Famous Door
Matt Miller's tuneOUToptIN
Richard Mitnick's Musicsprings
A Blog Supreme (NPR)
George Grella's The Big City
Sebastian Scotney's LondonJazz
Alex W. Rodriguez's Lubricity
All About Jazz blogs
All About Jazz home
Andrea Cantor's JazzInk
The Bad Plus' Do The Math
Bob Lewis' Jazz My Two Cents Worth
Bret Primack, Jazz Video Guy
Jim Macnie's Lament for a Straight Line
Carl Wilson's cross-genre Zoilus
David R. Adler's Lerterland
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Dave Douglas's Greenleaf Music Blog
David Ryshpan's Settled in Shipping
Dean Minderman's St. Louis Jazz Notes
Don Heckman and The International Review of Music
Doug Ramsey's Riffides
Forrest Dylan Bryant's Jazz Observer
Fred Kaplan's Jazz Messenger
Guardian (UK) jazz coverage
Hank Shteamer's Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches
James Hale's Jazz Chronicles
Jazz Foundation of America
Jazz Journalists Association's Jazzhouse
Willard Jenkins' Independent Ear
Kazue Yokoi's exblog (in Japanese)
Larry Blumenfeld's Listen Good
Marc Myers' Jazzwax
Michael Steinman's Jazz Lives
Nate Chinen, The Gig
Neil Tesser, Chicago Jazz Music Examiner
Pamela Espeland's Bebopified
Plastic Sax, Jazz in Kansas City
Peter Hum's JazzBlog
Tim Posgate's Canadian 'jazzlife'
Rock & Rap Confidential
Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz
U of Guelph's Improvisation, Community and Social Practice
Ralph Mirlello's Notes on Jazz

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