Night Lights' annual, highly-subjective look back at the year's historical jazz releases.
I often curse out loud when I pick up a new issue at my local record store. The editors have a knack for choosing artists whom I find irresistible.
HatHut Records, the European label that some consider to be the modern Blue Note (er, wait a minute, Blue Note still exists…but as a very hip man once observed, things ain’t what they used to be) has posted some choice titles as forthcoming reissues–among them…
In 1961 pianist Horace Tapscott turned his back on a high-profile jazz gig and began to help build a vibrant, multicultural underground Los Angeles jazz scene.