While working in organist Jack McDuff's band in 1979, guitarist Marc Ribot learned not to "hit the obvious note," a guideline he's followed ever since. As a sideman, he's strummed for the likes of Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, the Lounge Lizards, and John Zorn; on his own, he moves from solo guitar to ... More >>
K. Leander Williams/tru2blupixDavid Murray Cuban Ensemble
Skirball Center at NYU
Thursday, November 17
Better than: Contemplating State Department travel restrictions.
There's a complex irony in the timing of tenor saxist David Murray's latest foray into Cuban music. We're currently smack ... More >>
Brian Chase (l) and Alan Licht (r) perform at Kenny's Castaways on June 23.
Second Annual Undead Jazzfest
Kenny's Castaways, Sullivan Hall, (le) poisson rouge, The Bell House, Littlefield, CrossFit Gym, Homage Skateboard Training Facility
Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25
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via Cleveland Plain DealerHarvey Pekar has died at the age of 70. As Rob Harvilla writes on Sound of the City, Comic book icon, brief Hollywood star (via 2003's American Splendor, coming soon to thousands of Netflix queues near you), thoughtful jazz critic (here he is on free-jazz deity and f ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing new and emerging MP3s from local talent. Recently, we've given you Inoculist's "Provenence", Liturgy's "Ecstatic Rite," and the video premiere of Renminbi's "Set Up."
The 15-member Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra makes massive, spectrum-e ... More >>