I was the Times’ jazz critic for more than 10 years, placing artists and music into a broad cultural context while focusing on a rising new vanguard. But I also covered an assortment of artists who struck my fancy. Here’s a few:
- Artist profiles and interviews
- Music Criticism
Critic’s Notebook: San Francisco turns the sound up with SFJAZZ Center
This landed on the front page. This also may be bragging.
Other interviews: El Vy, Norah Jones, The National’s ‘Mistaken for Strangers,’ Nels Cline, Robert Glasper, Charles Lloyd, Dave Holland, The Bad Plus, Ambrose Akinmusire, Vijay Iyer, Norah Jones, Medeski Martin and Wood, Christian Scott, Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, Charlie Hunter, Skerik, Anthony Wilson, Gerald Wilson, Calexico, Sparklehorse
More reviews and features: David Bowie, Spiritualized, Nicholas Payton hears BAM, Appreciation: Al Jarreau, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Wayne Shorter, The Grammys: New voices in jazz, Backstage at SFJAZZ Center, Jazz Bakery finds a home, Where jazz and dance music meet, Appreciation: Dave Brubeck, Atoms for Peace, Medeski Martin and Wood, Keith Jarrett, ‘Joni’s Jazz’, Allman Brothers, Robert Glasper, Obituary: Chico Hamilton, Herbie Hancock, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Angel City Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman, Esperanza Spalding, Sonny Rollins, Ambrose Akinmusire, Alternative jazz venues in L.A., Playboy Jazz Festival plays it smooth