If ever there was a dude who exudes the air of spiritual illumination while being a total badass, saxophonist figurehead Darius Jones is it. In conversation, the burly alto overlord fuses his devout Southern rearing with New York City crud and attitude, as well as impassioned and bleeding respect fo ... 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 >>
A leader so authoritative he doesn't have to actually lead. Pics by Phil.Wayne Shorter Quartet
Wednesday, February 9
Better than: Staying home and watching American Idol, no matter how cold it was outside.
Wayne Shorter has never been a particularly fire-breathing, get-'em-stompin ... More >>
Photo of Carsick Cars at Glasslands by Rebecca Smeyne PK-14, Xiao He, Carsick Cars
Friday, November 6
Nearly two years ago, while following Brooklyn's spasmodic noisemakers Ex-Models on a tour through the imperial city of Beijing and Shanghai for a magazine article, I got a taste ... More >>