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  1. interview
    John Cameron Mitchell and Marilyn Maye Talk Love, Art, and Dying in Style“We can’t do open casket. Nobody knows how to put my lashes on.”
  2. obits
    Legendary Composer and Film Scorer André Previn Has DiedHe was 89.
  3. obits
    ‘Guess Who I Saw Today’ Singer Nancy Wilson Has DiedThe jazzy “song stylist” was 81.
  4. anniversaries
    Jazz Icon Benny Golson on the Legendary ‘A Great Day in Harlem’ Photo“When I got up there, I saw all of my heroes, and then I wondered, Why in the heck am I here? Nobody really knows who I am.”
  5. chat room
    Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins on Retiring From Playing and His LegacySonny Rollins on having to stop playing his saxophone, his legacy, and the state of jazz today.
  6. Another Email About the Tax Brochure from “Jazz Guy” at Work, by Jeffrey […] From the top: Hey, this is Dorian from the tax department — we met last Thursday at the BEPS conference downstairs (I was the one whose silk […]
  7. album watch
    Watch Esperanza Spalding Make a 10-Song Album in 77 HoursShe’s streaming the writing and recording of her new album via Facebook Live.
  8. r.i.p.
    Allan Holdsworth, Guitar Virtuoso and Composer, Dead at 70Holdsworth’s decades-spanning career included many jazz-fusion solo albums.
  9. r.i.p.
    Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76Just days ago, Jarreau announced his retirement, citing exhaustion.
  10. close reads
    La La Land Is Clueless About What’s Actually Happening in JazzThe genre has already reckoned with and resolved the debate over the sanctity of jazz.
  11. debates
    Damien Chazelle on La La Land’s Jazz Nostalgia“You want to extend a tradition, not just repeat it.”
  12. haters
    Lady Gaga Explains Why She Went Jazz for Those of You Still Hating“I wanted to become a woman.”
  13. I’m Changing This Bar’s Jazz Jam Session Rules, by Brian Dunn Great set, fellas. Really great. I didn’t recognize that last tune. “Caravan”? Hmm. Never heard of it. We need to chat before you put your […]
  14. Jon Benjamin’s Intentionally Bad Jazz LP Is Out This FridayJon Benjamin wants to help you ring in the holiday season with the smooth, sweet sounds of jazz. The A.V. Club reports that this Friday, […]
  15. jazz it!
    H. Jon Benjamin Releasing A Jazz AlbumDropping Friday, November 27
  16. primer
    Understanding Miles Davis, in 9 PartsWhen Miles Ahead, directed by and starring Don Cheadle, premieres in October, it’ll mark the first time that the jazz genius has been the subject of a non-documentary film.
  17. Ornette Coleman’s Uncompromising GeniusA tribute to the brilliant jazz musician, dead today at 85. 
  18. obits
    Jazz Pioneer Ornette Coleman Dies at 85“I don’t know what he’s playing, but it’s not jazz,” Dizzy Gillespie once said.
  19. book excerpt
    Herbie Hancock: My Battle With CrackAn excerpt from the jazz great’s new memoir details his descent into addiction.
  20. homeland
    See Homeland-Inspired Vintage Jazz Record CoversWhich one features Mandy Patinkin scatting?
  21. jazz it!
    Vulture Wrote a Better, Even Jazzier Homeland Theme SongHomeland’s been a lot less jazzy lately, but we have the cure!
  22. obits
    Dave Brubeck: The Man Behind One of Jazz’s Most Popular AlbumsDave Brubeck, who died this morning at 91.
  23. obits
    Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck Dead at Age 91He was best known for the song “Take Five.”
  24. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: Let Tenacious D Entertain You with ‘Jazz’Yes, Tenacious D’s first foray into jazz music is now available for your listening pleasure. Jack Black and Kyle Gass’s first jazz album, […]
  25. Behold, Your First Glimpse of Tenacious D’s New Jazz Album Tenacious D appeared on Craig Ferguson last night to promote their new jazz album, entitled Jazz, a limited edition vinyl-only release. They […]
  26. branching out
    Denzel Washington Wants to Play Thelonious MonkOr maybe do a comedy.
  27. vulture recommends
    New on Vulture Recommends: Jeffrey Tambor, Myla Goldberg, Vijay Iyer, and More!Surprising new jazz, comics, TV, and more!
  28. abbey lincoln
    Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dead at Age 80“Ms. Lincoln’s career encompassed outspoken civil rights advocacy in the 1960s.”
  29. chat room
    Jazz Trumpeter Christian ScottThe 26-year-old musician talks about breaking away from the jazz hierarchy and working with Mickey Rourke.
  30. all that jazz
    A Brief History of the Village VanguardThis week, the Vanguard celebrates its 75th birthday.
  31. jazz hands
    Woody Allen Ditches Café CarlyleThe director performed a rare concert in front of a large audience in Warsaw yesterday.
  32. last night's gig
    Jazzman McCoy Tyner Recalls Times With Coltrane, Hits the KeysBy age 18, Tyner was touring coast to coast in John Coltrane’s station wagon.
  33. chat room
    Wynton Marsalis on Jazz at Lincoln Center and States’ RightsThe artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center talks about what it’s like being the only jazzman anyone’s ever heard of.