Larry Blumenfeld on jazz and other sounds

Remembering Clark Terry

Tomorrow morning—Sat. Feb. 28—at 10am, Manhattan’s Abyssinian Baptist Church will likely be packed, as Reverend Calvin Butts leads a funeral service for Clark Terry. There’ll be top-notch jazz… More ›


Best Jazz Of 2014

First, my contrarian and uncool confession: I used to think that I hated lists. I just don’t think music is a competition. Nor is writing about it, for me, a ratings game. (I prefer telling stories… More ›


Cuba: The New Normal

Even things that seem necessary, logical and overdue can arrive unexpectedly. As with President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with… More ›


Cassandra Wilson on Billie Holiday

I recently got word that Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has signed singer Cassandra Wilson. Wilson’s first album for the label will be “Coming Forth By… More ›


Top Ten (So Far)

I don’t love making those year-end top 10 lists (for more on why, look here).