Giovanni Russonello Contributor, music and politics
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Giovanni Russonello is a journalist and music critic who covers jazz and improvised music as well as electoral politics for the New York Times. He’s also the founding editor of CapitalBop, a publication and presenting organization serving the Washington, D.C. jazz scene.

416 Articles
2 days ago
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Best Jazz Albums of 2022

In a year of growth and reflection, the music stretched and relocated in often unpredictable ways.

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9 months ago
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Cécile McLorin Salvant’s Album Tackles a Newer Archive: Her Own

The vocalist who dares to take on older music with unsavory history turns inward on “Ghost Song,” her most revealing ...

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10 months ago
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Romeo Santos’s Melodramatic Return, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Jack Harlow, Flock of Dimes, Tame Impala and others.

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10 months ago
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Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran Up the Ante, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Jazmine Sullivan, Brandee Younger, Caroline Polachek and others.

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10 months ago
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On ‘The 7th Hand,’ Immanuel Wilkins Sees Jazz as an Escape Pod

The alto saxophonist’s second album is blues-based, gospel-infused, intellectually considered music that secures his ...

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11 months ago
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A Knockout Country-Rap Crossover, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Nilüfer Yanya, Gayle, John Mellencamp and others.

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11 months ago
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15 Songs We Almost Missed This Year

Hear tracks by Sofia Kourtesis, Remble, Caetano Veloso and others.

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11 months ago
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27 Best Box Sets of 2021: A Trip Through Pop, Rap and Jazz

Collections from labels like Fania and Armabillion, icons including Ray Charles and J Dilla, and living artists such ...

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12 months ago
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For Jazz Musicians in 2021, Two Was the Magic Number

A host of outstanding duet albums emphasized musicians not only collaborating but truly listening to each other.

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12 months ago
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13 New Christmas Albums That Reimagine Holiday Songs

Fresh seasonal releases from Kelly Clarkson, Bryson Tiller, Nat King Cole and Pistol Annies span genres and generations.

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12 months ago
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Barry Harris, Pianist and Devoted Scholar of Bebop, Dies at 91

For decades, he performed, taught and toured with unflagging devotion. He also helped to lay the foundation for the w...

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12 months ago
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Best Jazz Albums of 2021

In a year of continued uncertainty, musicians held their colleagues, and listeners, close.

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