Jenny Scheinman Quartet
Friday, August 31
Better than: Music that keeps you at a distance.
During her early set at the Village Vanguard on Friday, violinist Jenny Scheinman pulled out just one cover, Duke Ellington's "Awful Sad." It's not hard to see why she's fond of that particu ... More >>
Trio 3 featuring Jason Moran
Thursday, July 19
Better than: Bidness as usual.
In theory, last night's gig by a piano-augmented version of Trio 3 had its share of conventions. For starters, Oliver Lake stood out front on the bandstand at Birdland with an alto saxophone, the presumptive le ... More >>
In this week's Voice, Larry Blumenfeld reports from last month's Blue Note Jazz Festival and Vision Jazz Fest, taking in performances by Buika (above), Jason Moran and Herlin Riley, Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Grimes, and others. Congratulations to Larry, also, on being named the winner of the Helen ... More >>
Jason Moran, the hands-down champ. Photo by Clay Patrick McBride.In this week's Village Voice, Francis Davis on Jason Moran, winner of the Voice's Fifth Annual Jazz Critics' Poll, Tom Hull on the state of the genre in 2010, the results, and a salute to the year's fallen, with a few we failed ... More >>
Gaslight Anthem: New Jersey nostalgia. Photo by Ashley MaileIn this week's Village Voice, Sean Fennessey weights in on the all-encompassing Drake phenomenon, Michael Robbins compares the Gaslight Anthem to Walt Whitman, Ben Westhoff talks to Styles P about the rapper's debut novel, Stacey And ... More >>