Escort, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
World Financial Center Plaza
Saturday, August 25
Better than: Screaming "Disco sucks!" in a crowded Studio 54.
"Disco snuck up on America like a covert operation," wrote Alice Echols in Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture. Dan Balis and ... More >>
Enfants Terribles with Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock and Joey Baron
Thursday, August 16
Better than: The terrible twos.
The word's out in jazz about the cache of collectives with band names as opposed to ensembles named for or operated by a catalyst instrumentalist or leader. La ... More >>
Gil Evans Centennial Celebration
Monday, May 21
Better than: Never witnessing a world-class band in action.
I'm actually fortunate enough to have caught the Gil Evans Orchestra in the '80s, before it became a ghost band. Back then, when the slew of clubs lining Seventh Avenue Sou ... More >>
Maria Schneider laughs at your genre distinctions; like Duke Ellington, she aims for a stylistic plateau "beyond category." For decades, that has meant music that can be both soaringly lyrical--no apologies, academics--even as it finds root in some deeply original orchestration. ... More >>