Recent Music Features

Joey Alexander with Herbie Hancock

A Young Gentleman at the Piano

On a rainy December night, I headed to The Standard Jazz Club in Copenhagen, Denmark, co-founded and musically directed … [More...]

Chick Corea and Brian Blade

The Grammy goes to…

It’s awards season! During this year’s Grammys, Sam Smith was the big winner, Kanye West once again tried to … [More...]

Students perform at the 2015 Berklee High School Jazz Festival on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center.  Photo by Dave Green.

HSJF Recap: High School Performances

One of the great joys of being a blogger at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival is having the chance to go and listen … [More...]

Tia Fuller directing the Berklee Rainbow Big Band at the 2014 HSJF.

HSJF Recap: Berklee Rainbow Big Band

Every year, the Berklee High School Jazz Festival features a variety of great concerts by Berklee's student-led bands … [More...]


HSJF Recap: Kneebody

Each year, the Berklee High School Jazz Festival brings in a guest artist to offer a clinic and concert for all those … [More...]

Bob Brookmeyer

Composer’s Spotlight: Bob Brookmeyer

Whenever one is asked to define jazz, it is tempting to cite great improvisers, such as Bird, Trane, Hawk, Brecker, and … [More...]

Album of the Week


Week 34: At Carnegie Hall – Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane

An almost forgotten recording, At Carnegie Hall - Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane, is a gem of a record. … [More...]

Herbie Hancock - Headhunters

Week 32: Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters

This week, we are looking at Herbie Hancock's classic record, Head Hunters. Released in 1973 by Sony Music, this record … [More...]


Week 31: Lindsay Kupser’s Boston EP Once in a while, a record comes out of the Berklee Community that stands out, a … [More...]


Week 30: Weather Report’s Black Market

Released in 1976 under Sony Music Entertainment, Weather Report's seventh studio album, Black Market, is a jazz-fusion … [More...]


Week 29: Christian Scott’s ‘Christian aTunde Adjuah’

This album of the week is from the exciting new trumpeter Christian Scott, with his album Christian aTune Adjuah, … [More...]


Week 28: Erroll Garner’s Concert By The Sea

This week's featured album is the classic live album, Concert By The Sea, by pianist and composer Erroll Garner. The … [More...]

          January 31, 2015