These are the best Jazz shows in the city this month, in no particular order.
- Ten Jazz Album To Hear Before You Die
- Ten (More) Jazz Albums To Hear Before You Die
- Ten Free Jazz Albums To Hear Before You Die
By Joseph Lapin
Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper.
But so many people out there, young or e ... More >>
Fred Hersch Trio
Wednesday, September 12
Better than: Whatever "the same ol', same ol'" means to you.
I wish some neuroscientist (perhaps edgy violinist-turned-Columbia University neurobiologist Dave Soldier?) would conduct a study on the musical transformation of pianist Fred Her ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday.
Today we're publishing our interview wit ... More >>
Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding Trio
Thursday, January 12
Better than: More sniping and griping about the future of jazz.
Maybe you've heard, but there's currently a storm, part lament and part manifesto, brewing in one quarter of the jazz scene, in which dep ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
August 26, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 34
By Lucian K. Truscott IV
Last Wednesday was hot and sunny. On St. Mark's Place, once the home of James Fenimore Cooper and later W. H. Auden and Abbie Hoffman, the air hung in soggy, hea ... More >>
Here's to Art D'Lugoff, the great Village music impresario, the round and bearded political and artistic enthusiast, whose eclectic tastes educated more than one generation, and who died yesterday at 85. Much too young.
A friend, Thomas Vitullo-Martin, said D'Lugoff had been in good health, ... More >>