These are the best jazz shows in NYC this month.
With the passing of avant-garde visionary behemoth David S. Ware this past October at 62 years too young, a monumental crater was forever ingrained in the jazz lexicon. Ware, in supreme alliance with fellow trailblazers like pianist colossus Matthew Shipp and bassist/composer extraordinaire William ... More >>
These are the 10 best jazz shows in NYC this week.
Where the magic happens Das Racist's new mixtape, Sit Down, Man, is out next week; among its many delights is "Free Jazzmatazz," a self-explanatory collaboration with wildly feted jazz pianist Vijay Iyer. It seemed like a good idea to a) ask Iyer if we could chat about how this unlikely (?) union ... More >>
Avant-jazz titans the David S. Ware Quartet triumphantly disbandsort of
Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd's Still Life With Commentator
Avant innovators rescue standards, pop overtures, and plantation lullabies
Hey Mr. Sax Man, you're the hidden king of rock and roll, or whatever it is
Collaging keyboardist meets the challenge of jazz-improv with techno surge protectors
Headlong Spotlights Fame as Destroyer; Silver-Brown Deconstructs Audrey Hepburn
In Search of a Cool-Blue Note
Bell Meets (Is?) Big Brother
Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis