Matt Wilson

Priscilla Jiminez

Along with some duo magic from Esperanza Spalding and Fred Hersch, and a ray of sunshine from Matt Wilson.

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Bright moments for difficult times, in this week’s Take Five.

Anna Yatskevich

Billy Lester was 18, a few years into his training as a jazz pianist, when he first saw Lennie Tristano on the bandstand. It’s fair to say the experience changed his life.

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The Jazz Journalists Association announced the results of its jazz awards today, with winners including tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, drummer Matt Wilson and composer-arranger Maria Schneider. 

Paul Payabyab-Cruz

Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O makes its annual appearance at the Jazz Standard on Tuesday and Wednesday, with featured guest Camila Meza on vocals and guitar. The Tree-O then heads to Des Moines on Thursday, and Chicago on Friday and Saturday. The following interview with Wilson preceded a similar tour in 2017.

Vijay Iyer Sextet, “Good on the Ground”

Vijay Iyer’s kinetic, convergent musical vision has found expression in almost every conceivable ensemble format, from solo piano to chamber orchestra. But there’s something special, even singular, about the dynamism of his sextet, which releases its debut album, Far From Over, on ECM this Friday.