Suzanne Lorge

Music Journalist

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Suzanne Lorge
09/15/2018
5MM

Five Music Minutes: A quick hit of music goodness in five minutes or less.

DownBeat Magazine
08/01/2018
The Social Chemistry of Corcoran Holt

With his new album, bassist Corcoran Holt demonstrates that a shared connection trumps musical athleticism at every turn.

The New York City Jazz Record
09/01/2018
VoxNews Column

One of my favorite gigs.

New York Times
08/29/2010
The Metropolitan Diary

An anecdote about a little boy's happy warbling on a sweltering subway.

NPR.org
12/20/2017
The 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

This is what consensus in jazz looks like now: In winning the vote for 2017's best new recording in NPR's Fifth Annual Jazz Critics Poll, Vijay Iyer's Far from Over was named on 53 of 137 ballots - almost twice as many as either Steve Coleman's Morphogenesis or Tyshawn Sorey's Verisimilitude, which finished second and third, respectively.

DownBeat Magazine
08/07/2018
Émile Parisien Wants To Blur the Edges

To say that French alto and soprano saxophonist Émile Parisien is doing well in Europe would be an understatement. In 2016, he received his third Victoires du Jazz Award, the French equivalent of a Grammy, in the album of the year...

DownBeat Magazine
09/18/2018
New England Jazz Ensemble Merges Prokofiev, Jazz

Aug 14, 2018 8:55 AM Medeski Martin & Wood is set to issue Omnisphere (Indirecto), a live disc the trio recorded in Colorado during 2015... Aug 17, 2018 3:30 PM The creative seeds that 23-year-old trumpeter and vocalist Andrea Motis has been planting since her days as a teen...

DownBeat Magazine
08/03/2018
Whirlwind Recordings Gathering Steam

Aug 14, 2018 8:55 AM Medeski Martin & Wood is set to issue Omnisphere (Indirecto), a live disc the trio recorded in Colorado during 2015... Aug 17, 2018 3:30 PM The creative seeds that 23-year-old trumpeter and vocalist Andrea Motis has been planting since her days as a teen...

The New York City Jazz Record
07/01/2016
FIMAV

Composer John Zorn headlined at the 2016 Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Québec, Canada.

The New York City Jazz Record
03/01/2015
In The Break

MacArthur Grant winner and Grammy nominee Vijay Iyer raises social awareness with his music.

The New York City Jazz Record
01/01/2016
Dominican Jazz Festival 2015

The Dominican Jazz Festival features some of the best Latin jazz musicians around.

The New York City Jazz Record
03/01/2015
Panama Jazz Festival 2015

The Panama Jazz Festival, founded by pianist Danilo Pérez, both inspires and entertains.

The New York City Jazz Record
06/01/2015
Primacy of the Ear

This cover story on pianist Ran Blake discusses his relationship with jazz theorist George Russell and Blake's own theory of jazz composition and performance.

The New York City Jazz Record
02/01/2015
Beautiful Life

I interviewed singer Dianne Reeves for this cover story the month before she won a Grammy for the album "Beautiful Life."

The New York City Jazz Record
04/30/2013
Creating Freedom

Cover story on multiple-Grammy-winning jazz pianist/composer Chick Corea.

The New York City Jazz Record
10/01/2013
Jamie Baum: In This Life

I write CD reviews regularly for this monthly jazz trade paper.

All About Jazz
07/31/2009
Mark Murphy: Inside the Mystery

Beyond its stylistic differentiators, jazz contains what vocalist Mark Murphy calls "a wonderful mystery," a mystery that was fostered in small, regional clubs around the US during the '30s-40s, when Murphy was developing the distinctive vocal style that launched his decades-long career. "I've seen this mysterious quality of jazz set rooms on fire," Murphy attests.

The Village Voice
12/29/2010
Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll

I voted in The Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll, edited by Francis Davis, during my years as the VoxNews columnist for All About Jazz.

The New York City Jazz Record
7/01/2014
A Boy Named Charlie Brown

A review of the re-release of this beloved jazz soundtrack by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

All About Jazz
01/18/2007
Nancy King: Overdue Accolades

Before her October 23, 2004 gig at the Jazz Standard, singer Nancy King hadn't played a major New York club in several years. She's never been signed to a major jazz label, although she's come close.

All About Jazz
01/23/2008
Jay Clayton: Believing in The Word

Jay Clayton's career as a singer defies easy classification. True, she most often sings jazz, but she's also collaborated with two of the most prominent modern composers of art music-Steve Reich and John Cage. Even when it comes to jazz, her palette is nothing if not diverse; she is as comfortable with free improvisation and electronic music as with standards.

All About Jazz
03/29/2007
Steve Kuhn

On March 27-30, 1986, Steve Kuhn played the Village Vanguard with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Al Foster. This noteworthy gig produced two live recordings, The Vanguard Date (Owl, 1986) and Life's Magic (Blackhawk, 1986).

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