Elegance, Funk From Chameleon Carter

Guitarist Charlie Hunter Plays All Eight Strings For You

His manual dexterity is on full display on new, groove-laden CD.

Dusk Glows

Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Others In Limbo After BMG Shakeup

Jobs cut as RCA/Victor, BMG Classics fold into new company.

Kenny G, Diana Krall Big Winners At Billboard/BET Jazz Awards

No surprises in awards process determined strictly by sales figures.

Solo Effort From Keyboardist Lyle Mays Leads Week's Releases

New work from Cecil Payne, Rodney Whitaker and lots of repackaged music hitting stores.

Indigo Girls Play At Rally In Support Of Low-Power Radio

Folk-rock duo protest move to reverse FCC decision.

All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

Unreleased Live Mingus, Getz, Stitt Due From New Label

Grammy-winning producer Joel Dorn starts Label M.

Discs From Chick Corea, James Carter Highlight New Releases

Reissues dominate LPs hitting stores this week.

Salsa Sultan Tito Puente Dies At 77

Bandleader revolutionized Latin music in the U.S. by combining it with jazz.

Martin Taylor, Dave Brubeck, Art Pepper Top Week's Releases

Sarah Vaughan Sings the Poetry of Pope John Paul also due.

Jason Marsalis Quits Los Hombres Calientes

Youngest member of the Marsalis clan wants to concentrate on straight-ahead jazz drumming.

Charles Lloyd, Elvin Jones, Bill Frisell Among Big Names At Small Festivals

For intimacy and absence of corporate plugs, jazz fans flock to minifestivals around the country.

Chuck D Praises Napster At Congressional Hearing

Informational committee session intended for e-commerce, copyright-protection legislation.

Phish Gear Up For Summer Tour At New York's Radio City

With big arena shows ahead for Farmhouse tour, Anastasio lets the band set the groove.

Hot Patato

Jazz on the conga line.

Ornette Coleman, Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson Head U.S. Jazz Festival Lineups

Bell Atlantic, JVC battle in N.Y., while Monterey, Calif., tries new approach.

Phish Begin Farmhouse Push In Legendary Music Hall

Improvisational rockers play first show since Florida New Year's Eve gig.

Marsalis Moves On Motion

Joe Lovano Brings 52nd Street To Greenwich Village

Nonet from saxophonist's recent album fills Village Vanguard with joyous noise.

Greg Osby Plays A Marathon

Alto player's nonstop 75-minute set tests patience of some at Washington, D.C., club.

Joe Lovano, Dave Holland, Cecil Taylor Head Canada Jazz Festival Lineups

Ray Charles, George Shearing, Dave Douglas also will play in Canadian events.