Living Jazz, Live

Asphalt OrchestraIf there’s one musical genre that is best appreciated live, it’s jazz. So, as you look over the wealth of festival options available to you this summer, you might want to listen to some of the hottest performances from the past year. From classic vocal jazz to avant-garde experiments, we’ve got something for everybody. And never mind what Terry Teachout thinks — there’s plenty of fresh blood onstage and in the audience, along with some old foxes with new tricks up their sleeves.

Arve Henriksen & Per Jørgensen — NYI
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden — For All We Know
Jaga Jazzist — One-Armed Bandit
Nancy King & Dan Gaynor — Perennial
Sarah Manning — The Peacocks
Medeski Martin & Wood — Cajun Boogie
Enrico Rava and the Jazz Lab Tentet with Gianluca Petrella & Gianluigi Trovesi — Rhapsody In Blue
Christian Scott Quintet — Rumor
Jessica Williams — Love and Hate
Matt Wilson Quartet — Rear Control