For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
These are the best jazz shows in NYC in May.
These are the best jazz shows in NYC this month.
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 >>
The sonic muses of Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, John Chiara, Jaime Hernandez, Demetrius Oliver, and James Casebere
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 Better ... More >>
Let's just say that the Perpetual Misery of Cleveland has been in the news again lately, and acknowledge that no one was better at a) articulating it and b) rising above it than Harvey Pekar.
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 >>
...style-morphing guitarist icon extraordinaire
Spiritual Unity with the Joshua Light Show Issue Project Room May 30th The pleasures available at the Issue Project Room on Friday were classically heady: a boxy loft space, free jazz, tripped-out crap on overhead projectors, and pure summer heat. With the Joshua Light Show's giant white screen blo ... More >>
Woozy '70s kozmik grooves, brought to you by that guy who hates hip-hop
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Melville's noir at Film Forum, plus Afro-punk at BAM and more
For a brief moment in 1965, Charles Lloyd envisions the best of many worlds
Albert Ayler met Paul Gonsalves and Sonny Rollins's saxophone lineage was re-established
Movie music from Addis Ababa, Jim Jarmusch, and a sax-wielding Bostonian bandleader
A who, what, why, where, whenand how manyof the uncharted world of independent jazz labels
Seattle's EMP proves that great popular music conferences cannot live by inclusive intentions alone
The revolution of 1969 never came, but the 'Free America' series has now been reissued
Speaking in tongues, late sax avatar proves the best can be full of passionate intensity too
As the forces of evil descend on our embattled city, clear, bright notes in the N.Y. wilderness
A sideman-soloist screaming to be heard, lost in despair
David Murray Makes a Cuban Connection
The Lower East Sides First Underground Band Refuses to Burn Out