• Thelonious Monk

    Thelonious Monk

    The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside (Concord Music Group). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Ray Charles

    Ray Charles

    Genius + Soul = Jazz (Concord Records). Review by James Mann.

  • Moon Duo

    Moon Duo

    Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson of Moon Duo have only been together for a short time but they’ve already covered some Christmas songs, they have a new EP called Escape, and they will perform at this year’s SXSW. Johnson was kind enough to take time off from staring at the sun to answer Ink 19‘s questions. Ride on….

  • Gary Giddins

    Gary Giddins

    After thirty years, music critic Gary Giddins is still listening, still watching, and still… writing a multi-volume biography of your grandma’s favorite crooner, Bing Crosby? Ink 19 sat down with Giddins to talk about the shape of jazz to come.

  • Saxophone Colossus: Sonny Rollins

    Saxophone Colossus: Sonny Rollins

    Idiosyncratic and in relentless pursuit of perfection, Sonny Rollins cut a swath through jazz music that has yet to fade out. Scott Adams examines this documentary of his musical achievements.

  • Bill Bruford

    Bill Bruford

    Bill Bruford, former drummer for Yes and King Crimson, chats with Carl F Gauze about the differences between rock and jazz, the recent RIAA case ruling, and his supposed retirement.

  • Juba Dance: Ben Lamar

    Juba Dance: Ben Lamar

    S D Green catches up with the sensational Ben Lamar from hip-hop-blues-brazilian band Juba Dance to discuss how fruit can be music, and how porpoises can be clever.

  • Miles On Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis

    Miles On Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis

    Shelton Hull finds there is much to learn in this collection of conversations with the enigmatic and innovative trumpeter, not nearly as reticient with interviewers as legend has it.

  • Ilad

    Ilad

    The Spoon (SYJIP). Review by Chris Catania.

  • Fat City Reprise

    Fat City Reprise

    With catchy lyrics and humble attitude, the guys of Fat City Reprise are on their way to something big. Brittany Sturges hangs with the guys in the studio.

  • Harlem of the West

    Harlem of the West

    PBS contributors assemble eyewitness accounts and flash photography to give an overlooked West Coast jazz scene its day in the sun, and their Harlem of the West makes Matthew Moyer a happy kid indeed in the eye candy store.

  • Three Wise Men

    Shelton Hull eagerly devours reissues of lesser-known work by the jazz titans Coltrane, Ellington, and Mingus. What’s left to do then but riff, baby, riff!

  • Thelonious Monk

    Thelonious Monk

    Monk Round The World (Hyena/Thelonious). Review by Ben Varkentine.

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