jazz

Scene Reports
Scene Reports

These LA Artists Are Keeping Jazz Raw as Hell

Kamasi Washington and Thundercat are making jazz cool again, but they're far from the only Angelenos helping LA reclaim its status as a boundary-pushing jazz city.
Ben Grenrock
8.7.18
Essays
Essays

The Saxophone’s Unlikely Journey Out of Meme Hell

After decades of mainstream banishment, artists like Kamasi Washington are ushering in a saxophone renaissance.
Jeff Andrews
6.26.18
music videos
music videos

Give Kamasi Washington's Surreal "Street Fighter Mas" Video All the Awards

Battlecat stars alongside two real-life 'Street Fighter' pros as Washington goes in search of a worthy arcade game foe.
Alex Robert Ross
6.22.18
New music
New music

Kamasi Washington Previews New Album 'Heaven and Earth' with Two New Songs

The follow-up to 2015's ambitious 'Epic' is due out June 22.
Alex Robert Ross
4.11.18
Interviews
Interviews

In Turkey, Music Takes You Where a Travel Visa Can't

We talked with Ozoyo, a Turkish DJ and producer, about the music scene in Istanbul and what it's like to be an artist in a country where political rights and civil liberties aren't guaranteed.
Tamara Güclü
4.2.18
Features
Features

The Untold Story of 'The Sims,' Your First Favorite Jazz Record

The songs that soundtracked the game's Build Mode introduced millions of unknowing kids to new age jazz. The musicians behind it were just trying to make something that wouldn't interfere with your landscaping.
Alex Robert Ross
3.12.18
we saw this
we saw this

We Talked to People at the Largest Free Jazz Festival on the Planet

The 38th annual Detroit Jazz Festival took over the city for four days last weekend.
Natalie Weiner
9.6.17
Obituaries
Obituaries

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dies at 67

The news was confirmed early Sunday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
9.3.17
New music
New music

Manu Dibango’s 1985 Afro-Funk Classic ‘Electric Africa' Is Getting Reissued

Featuring Bill Laswell and Herbie Hancock, the album fuses synths and kora to create true world beat.
Noisey Staff
8.21.17
Interview
Interview

Alice Coltrane’s Devotional Spirit Lives on Through the Sai Anantam Ashram Singers

A new album elevates the jazz pioneer's powerful music from the ashram to new audiences.
Sophie Miles
8.1.17
Noisey Guide To
Noisey Guide To

The Guide to Getting into Miles Davis

In his own words, Miles changed music "five or six times." That might even be undercutting it. So where do you begin?
Jeff Andrews
8.1.17
Remembering Things
Remembering Things

When Jazz is Punk: Remembering The Time Sonny Rollins Kept Playing With a Broken Foot

A fall from stage during a 1986 performance didn't stop the saxophone legend from being a boss.
Tim Scott
7.31.17