About Us

Jazzword is devoted to the musical sounds that have developed since the late 1950s and often described as Free Music, Free Jazz, Energy Music, FreeBop or Avant-Garde. While not wedded to a hard and fast definition or a particular timeline, every item on this website will have some connection with the North American music derived from the African-American Diaspora and first called jazz.

This art is disseminated in the main through recorded sound. Our Latest Reviews offer over 3,000 reviews referencing over 3,400 artist by veteran critic Ken Waxman. The reviews cover CDs as well as his occasional book and/or live concert review.

The home page provides links — updated regularly — to important, unique and interesting stories on other sites that would interest visitors to Jazzword.

The Top Sites page lists some of the main sources for regular coverage of this sort of music on the Web.

Gallery O displays Susan O’Connor’s performance photographs, which provide an exclusive pictorial record of artists in the midst of creation.

Contact us at newjazzword@gmail.com.