These are the best Jazz shows in the city this month, in no particular order. See Also: - 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 Matthew Kassel and Alex W. Rodriguez Yesterday's much celebrated "Ten Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die" post was a starter course, an easily digestible, rudimentary entry into the storied genre that not one person on the planet disagreed with. But today, we go further. Because for every Blue T ... More >>
For the next two weeks, the Voice's film critics will be offering daily looks at the movies at this year's new York Film Festival. This morning, Nick Schager dishes about two worthwhile documentaries off the Main Slate: Room 237, that copyright-braving examination of the complexities of The Shinin ... More >>
If ever there was a dude who exudes the air of spiritual illumination while being a total badass, saxophonist figurehead Darius Jones is it. In conversation, the burly alto overlord fuses his devout Southern rearing with New York City crud and attitude, as well as impassioned and bleeding respect fo ... More >>
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
via Jazz Legacy Films Saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger and educator Frank Foster died on Tuesday in his Chesapeake, Va., home. Born in Cincinnati on September 21, 1928, Foster's early jazz career was primarily in the Midwest, where he played tenor and soprano saxophone as a studen ... More >>
Chico O'Farrill never made it back. His music did.
In the year 2011 . . . Weinberg goes solo
Clearly reaching for Daft Punk-ian heights. Pics by Chris, more below.Deadmau5/Erol Alkan/Afrojack Roseland Ballroom Friday, October 29 In the 1920s, the Roseland Ballroom was known as "the home of refined dancing," playing host to the likes of Louis Armstrong and Count Basie. These days, De ... 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 >>
Echoes of Basie, Mingus, Tyner, etc., with chops and abstractions all their own
New releases, reissues, debuts, and moreeach critic's picks
Last week's prediction: Upbeat, on the road to super-stardom Tony Bennett: Man, the Web Sheriff is a total asshole. All 14 Members of the Count Basie Big Band: He's just trying to do his job. Tony Bennett: That doesn't make it right. A14MCBBB: ... Tony Bennett: ... A14MCBBB: Let's just eat thi ... More >>
Listeners, including this one, miss the fiery To the Point
Midwest company gifts the Apple with a Tharp revival
No longer upstaged by those famous A's, a lost era of freewheeling, star-making musicals high-kick into Film Forum
A party band fluent whether the language is Count Basie, Don Cherry, or 'Darling Nikki'
Avant or retro, unplugged or wired, guerrilla musicians defy the neocon millennium
JVC Bounces Back Right on Schedule
Wardell Gray's Princely Lament
How Not to Broaden the Jazz Canvas
Sheer Joy in Singing
Verve Miniaturizes 20 Old Albums
Bill Charlap's Trio Play the Melody and Listen to Each Other
Reissues by the Boxful, Singers by the Cut
Long Nights in a City of Many Tribes
Surveying the Season's Most Extravagant Photo Books
The One Youve Been Waiting For
Jazz at Lincoln Center Breaks New Ground, but Where Are the Women?
John Hammonds Best and Brightest
100 Years of Ragged Beats and Cheap Tunes