Fred Hersch Trio
Wednesday, September 12
Better than: Whatever "the same ol', same ol'" means to you.
I wish some neuroscientist (perhaps edgy violinist-turned-Columbia University neurobiologist Dave Soldier?) would conduct a study on the musical transformation of pianist Fred Her ... More >>
Brooklyn-via-Cali drums heavyweight Ches Smith is a master of percussion, an omnipresent figurehead about town who holds the beats down for the likes of avant-jazz heroes like Marc Ribot, Darius Jones, Trevor Dunn and Mary Halvorson and can also be found pulling all-nighters drumming in Haitian vodo ... More >>
K. Leander Williams/tru2blupixMat Maneri, Kris Davis and Ingrid Laubrock
Tuesday, October 11
Better than: Contemplating a change in the weather.
Owing to its slightly larger size and moodierperhaps broodiertimbre, the viola is typically characterized by the fact that ... More >>