Alex W. Rodríguez talks to saxophonist and composer Jeff Lederer about Sunwatcher Quartert’s latest album “Eightfold Path.”
The virtuoso musician’s new album is equal parts incendiary and reflective. And there’s a bit of Buddhism in the mix, too.
Zen teacher Sean Murphy looks back jazz icon John Coltrane and how meditation practice informed his monumental late-period work.
Joseph Jarman developed a love of Jazz while in the army and then discovered Buddhism when he returned home. The two passions defined the rest of his life.
Wayne Shorter is one of jazz’s great geniuses, and at 85 remains an inspired, inspiring workhorse. His new three-disc album — which comes matched with a graphic novel — showcases his innovation, recalls his storied career, and reflects his Buddhist practice.
“It’s the biggest honor I’ve ever received in my life,” Sorey told the Hartford Courant. “I’m still processing it.”