Saxophone giant Tim Berne is one forward-thinking renegade who started altering the landscape of jazz in the mid-1970s by wielding his horn and, in a show of then-unheard of DIY vision, launched his own record label.
A late bloomer, Berne didn't pick up a sax until his very late teens but upon his ... More >>
Pianist Orrin Evans is a busy man. With nearly 20 albums out under his own leadership and a slew of impressive sideman performances to his credit, he's built a sterling reputation on the modern, straight-ahead jazz scene. His music has melody and swing, with a dash of groove here and there, and he f ... More >>
When AUM Fidelity head Steven Joerg told the Voice that "Giants walk among us and you got to fucking pay attention," it was absolute that avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp was in his canon. Alongside the likes of William Parker, David S. Ware, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell, Joe Morris, and Sabir ... More >>
Thurston Moore/John Zorn Duo
St. Mark's Church
Friday, May 4
Better than: Bumming about MCA alone.
Free improvisation always has religious overtonesthe major free-jazzers of the '60s acknowledged this with album titles like Ascension and Spiritual Unityso there is hardly a better spa ... More >>
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City, we're rolling out a host of essays, videos, old Voice clips, and assorted fanfare. Here, professor, author, and critic David Yaffe explains why 1961 was the year Dylan could never forget, and never duplicate.
A simpler time ... More >>