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7 overlooked jazz guitar albums

Jason Shadrick offers his picks.
Ethan Iverson on Paul Bley

Iverson offers a guest column at Destination Out.
"My lunch with Miles"

Chris Albertson recalls his encounter with Mr. Davis.
Talking with Stefano Bollani

The pianist would not want to be a Rolling Stone.
Is Billboard for sale?

A transaction may be in the works.
Pianist Dick Katz dead at age 85

Read jazz.com's profile here.
The 100 best jazz albums

Martin Gayford offers some surprising picks.
Joe Lovano recovering after accident

Tenorist updates fans via Twitter.
Joey DeFrancesco tops jazz airplay chart

Poncho Sanchez and Jeff Hamilton takes the second and third spots.
Kenny G disavows smooth jazz

"Do I label myself as a smooth jazz musician? Of
course not."
Vijay Iyer at Jazz Standard

Ben Ratliff reports in the Times.
Tinariwen wins Uncut Music Award

Haven't heard this band from Mali? Do yourself a favor.
A new way of measuring musical success

Next Big Sound is an alternative to the Billboard chart.
Talking with Lennie Niehaus

JazzWax interviews the altoist / composer.
Google Music and the new payola

Pay for play is illegal on radio, but at Google...
Japanese band invents "death jazz"

Why isn't the jazz media covering this innovation?
Record stores back in the day

Forum participants wax nostalgic.
Talking with Kurt Elling

Clive Davis interviews the vocalist.
Jazz words to avoid

Peter Hum has been making a list.
Talking with Marian McPartland

Marc Myers interviews the pianist.
Monterey fest picks artist-in residence

Dianne Reeves gets the nod.
Art D’Lugoff dead at age 85

D’Lugoff owned The Village Gate for four decades.
Joe Lovano injured in Spain

Saxophonist is taken to the hospital.
Talking with Terence Blanchard

Larry Blumenfeld interviews the trumpeter.
Roy Hargrove retains top chart spot

Poncho Sanchez and Gerald Wilson are #2 and #3.
The Real Book on your iPhone?

Here's a reason to keep your cell phone on during gigs.
What are you doing on Saxophone Day?

November 6 is the date.
Talking with Greg Tate

The Independent Ear continues its series.
The state of jazz education

JazzWax shares a revealing email.
Trumpeter Stacy Rowles dead at age 54

Rowles dies from complications after a car accident.

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