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The Best Live Jazz Performances of 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

From Winter Jazzfest to the Newport Jazz Festival, our critic’s list of outstanding concert experiences.

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The Best Albums of 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

Our critics picked St. Vincent and Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Julien Baker and Taylor Swift, Nicole Mitchell and Tyshawn Sorey — and many more.

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Chicago and Jazz at Play, Ideally

Source: New York Times » Music

Four musicians with strong ties to this city — Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Makaya McCraven and Greg Ward — have released quite different new albums that still form a bond.

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Review: Makaya McCraven Turns Improvisation Into Jazz Suites With New Jams

Source: New York Times » Music

A young drummer from Chicago, Mr. McCraven performed at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, playing jazz that was experimentally forward and backward reaching.

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At NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon, New Faces Make Their Mark at Grooving Places

Source: New York Times » Music

The showcase has a history of offering glimpses of emerging musicians, and this year’s festival was no exception. Here are some of the promising artists who appeared.

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