Free jazz is challenging, violent, political, spiritual, joyous, peaceful, and a million other things. It's about shattering forms in order to find a new world of sound somewhere further outside. And once this new world is found, it's time to go looking for a newer one. When, as a college student, ... More >>
Here's a list, in no particular order, of the ten best concerts to check out this weekend. Follow us @SoundoftheCity, like us on Facebook.
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 >>
Or slicing, or muscling—anything but letting up, really
Our old friend, free (if not big) in Japan
New releases, reissues, debuts, and moreeach critic's picks
Jazz notables who passed away this year
Bottoms up! OU812! 5150! Hike! Stop! Hammer-on time!
What you hear is what you get: Bailey's astounding sounds
Exploring the sounds of science experiments, on slabs suitable for turntables or framing
John Abercrombie and Louis Sclavis fill those redolent silences between the phrases
Violin wires bass whiz as jazz turns toward small gestures and skewed conglomerations
Dave Holland Enlarges His Horizon