All hail Spoon, arena-rockers at last. Pic by Ben Jay.A couple splendid bootlegs to start your week, starting with Spoon's triumphant, 15-song (!) opening set for Arcade Fire at MSG last Wednesday, as captured by the indomitable NYC Taper. Britt Daniel and co. fill the place just as capably a ... More >>
From the Beats to Civil Rights, Lenny Bruce to Warhol's Factory . . .
Dismantling canons, describing contexts, the new jazz studies come of age.
Seeking ways to get heard and to grow, and more often succeeding at the latter
George Russell Goes for the Modes
Dave Brubeck Cultivates a Crowd, Calibrates Time, and Finds His Wings
Why Charles Mingus Came to Grief in 1962