Larry Young

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The ten best jazz drummers of all time

    An integral part of jazz is the swing feel, and drummers are often the ones stoking that fire, helping to propel the song, as well as the other players involved. While the saxophonists, trumpeters, pianists and guitarists all get their fair share of attention, the importance of a great drummer can't ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of January 23, 2003

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of Janury 16, 2003

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Vital Organs

    Pat Bianchi prepares to meet his master, Joey DeFrancesco, for a night of dueling B-3 beauty.

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    The World According to Herbie

    Six new releases paint an intriguing picture of jazz chameleon Herbie Hancock.