rss Email Author Jim Macnie

2013 Stories by Jim Macnie

Archives: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
  • Eric Hofbauer

    published September 4, 2013

    There's something deceptive about the informality the Boston guitarist brings to his solo work: On the recent American Grace he makes... More >>

  • Fred Frith

    published August 28, 2013

    It doesn’t happen often these days. The revered British string improviser’s visits to town are few and far between, so this stretch of... More >>

  • Tootie Heath, Ethan Iverson, & Ben Street

    published August 28, 2013

    The members of this inter-generational trio milk each other’s fortes on the new Tootie’s Tempo, meaning swing and swagger... More >>

  • Eric Revis Quartet

    published August 28, 2013

    The bassist’s last two Clean Feed records have been intriguing affairs reminding us that he’s one of those dudes you ought to follow... More >>

  • Orrin Evans

    published August 28, 2013

    On the new …It Was Beauty the pianist does the bump with Ornette through the Lower Ninth and milks an Andraé Crouch heavenly... More >>

  • 'Charlie Parker Jazz Festival'

    published August 21, 2013

    He may play in the roaring language of Coltrane, but if there’s a currently-active alto player who brings Bird’s verve and animation... More >>

  • Billy Hart Quartet

    published August 21, 2013

    After several years of playing with younger improvisers, the drummer Hart has come up with a signature sound : Austerity and poise simmer with... More >>

  • Ali Jackson Quintet

    published August 7, 2013

    They Might Be Giants' two Johns—Liddell and Flansburgh—raise the white flag to our cultural ADD epidemic on their recent... More >>

  • Marcus Strickland

    published August 7, 2013

    The feisty saxophonist puts together strong bands, and invariably his performances take on an overtly physical feel. It comes from ardor of his... More >>

  • Michael Formanek's Resonator

    published August 7, 2013

    The bassist’s small group work is always meaty—lines spill and splash, rhythms churn, and activity is front and center. This is true... More >>

  • Chris Speed

    published July 24, 2013

    The rapport between the intrepid Brooklyn tenor player and Bad Plus drummer Dave King was a thing of beauty at the recent Sound It Out festival.... More >>

  • Vijay Iyer

    published July 24, 2013

    It's often said the celebrated pianist's killer trio draws upon the Carnatic music of his heritage, and this week of gigs with various confreres... More >>

  • Ingrid Laubrock's Anti-House

    published July 17, 2013

    The sly saxophonist gives wandering a good name: One moment there’s density and disturbance in her music, the next she drops a bomb. On... More >>

  • The Bad Plus

    published July 17, 2013

    After all these years it kinda comes down to thrust. One of the reasons the mainstream press deems the King-Anderson-Iverson triumvirate a... More >>

  • WEST VILLAGE WONDERS

    published July 17, 2013

    For the past year, Bradley Bambarger’s insightful curation of the Sound It Out series at Greenwich House has made a parade of usual suspects... More >>

  • Fred Hersch Trio w/ Joe Lovano

    published July 17, 2013

    Beautiful pairing. The pianist’s working band is refreshingly limber, allowing for the kind of instantaneous whimsy that keeps the music... More >>

  • Michael Moore

    published July 17, 2013

    The Amsterdam-based American improviser is an ICP Orchestra mainstay and one of our most insightful reed players, spending more time on pithy... More >>

  • Ben Allison Group

    published July 10, 2013

    The resourceful bassist isn't lacking for ensembles, mixing and matching crews for almost 20 years ago. Now one of the scene's most reliable... More >>

  • Joel Harrison 19

    published July 10, 2013

    We know he's a killer guitarist, but evidently he's got an inner Gil Evans that's been waiting to emerge. The music on the new Infinite... More >>

  • Renku

    published June 26, 2013

    Michael Attias' beguilingly mercurial trio is one of those bands that give delicacy a good name. Like Air, the reeds-bass-drums outfit dedicates... More >>

  • Mario Pavone Orange Double Tenor Septet

    published June 26, 2013

    The veteran bassist has numerous tricks to make his often agitated outfit sound like a little big band. He likes to have his music fill a space,... More >>

  • Ben Wolfe Quartet

    published June 19, 2013

    The bassist is one of those cats who make everything fit together. Oddball time signatures? He swings it into place. Investment in silence? A... More >>

  • Steve Coleman

    published June 19, 2013

    Crazed counterpoint and cool kinetics are the essence of the bandleader's now-venerable and still-novel approach to improv. The jabs that are... More >>

  • Andrew D'Angelo DNA Orchestra

    published June 19, 2013

    The intrepid saxophonist convenes his big band sporadically, and fans of its trademark fervor wish it was a bit more frequently. Last time I... More >>

  • Henry Threadgill Zooid

    published June 19, 2013

    From cello to tuba to guitar, every instrument seems to be playing a percussionist’s role, and though the judicious sax pecking and flute... More >>

Display results per page << Prev  |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  Next >>
Archives: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
Loading...