Conference of the Birds

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Sam Rivers, R.I.P.

    A Spotify playlist of Sam Rivers' work is here. Jazz composer, multi-instrumentalist, and organizer Sam Rivers died of pneumonia on December 26. Rivers' importance to the American jazz avant-garde extended beyond his recordings and performances. In his demonstration of artistic self-reliance and co ... More >>

  • pazzandjop

    January 30, 2007

    Reasons to Be Cheerful (Just Three)

    If 2006's musical slate seems bleak, just look to the occasionally goofy but still exhilarating extremes

  • Music

    November 5, 2002

    Point Counterpoint

    Dave Holland Enlarges His Horizon

  • Theater

    July 23, 2002

    Iran to You

    Ritual and Avant-Garde at the Lincoln Center Festival

  • Music

    October 6, 1998