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 >>
Through a series of maybe not-so-unfortunate events, I was a teenage jam band scenester, which, when properly italicized and luridly capitalized, sounds like a sordid music-crit version of a '50s exploitation paperback. But the truth is, I wasn't seduced by drugs, sex, or anything else until college ... 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 >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.
After a hard day's work.The drink: Blue Collar
The bar: Silver Lining (75 Murray Street, Tribeca, 212-513-1234)
The price: $14
The ingredients: Rye, amaro, sweet vermouth, dash of maraschino, ... More >>
Coltrane totally slays on thisSo last week, our fearless and/or hapless panel of rock critics finally knocked one out of the park, proving a whopping 68 percent of writers can name all three members of Sleater-Kinney. Our seven-week parade of humiliation finally turned to a brief moment of jo ... 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 >>
Last September, Barbra Streisand returned to the Village Vanguard club where she started, the result being a triumphant free concert that was a gift to her fans (if not to me--I couldn't get in).
Well, at a party at the Gates for Richie Rich's sportswear line Tabloid Hero the other night, I ... More >>