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  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2015. There are 182 days left in the year.
  • Ornette Coleman liberated jazz

    Few jazz musicians have been honored and reviled, celebrated and cursed more widely or more vigorously than Ornette Coleman, who died at 1 a.m. Thursday in Manhattan at age 85. An innovator to the core, the composer and multi-instrumentalist redefined...

    Jazz pianist Corky McClerkin and wife killed in auto accident

    Jazz pianist Corky McClerkin and wife killed in auto accident
    Longtime Chicago jazz pianist Corky McClerkin, 73, and his wife, Winnie Mae Cole-McClerkin, 72, died Sunday afternoon near 57th Drive and Hyde Park Boulevard, according to their daughter, Casemmie Cole-Kweli. The couple’s car crashed into a tree...

    Ahmad Jamal at 84: Still inventing

    Ahmad Jamal at 84: Still inventing
    Without the piano innovations of Ahmad Jamal, would the breakthroughs of contemporary keyboard lions such as Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Matthew Shipp and others be possible? True, none of those artists sounds quite like Jamal, but no one really does...

    From Ahmad Jamal to Matt Ulery, a buoyant jazz weekend

    From Ahmad Jamal to Matt Ulery, a buoyant jazz weekend
    This will be a brisk weekend in Chicago jazz. Among the highlights: Ahmad Jamal: It's difficult to overstate Jamal's importance as pianist, his approach to jazz improvisation sounding fresh and volatile, just as it did more than half a century ago....