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These are the best jazz shows in NYC in September. Orrin Evans Pianist Orrin Evans of Philadelphia recently co-founded the artist collective Likemind, and for six nights at Jazz Standard (Sept. 3-8) he'll give a good idea of its breadth and purpose. He opens with Tarbaby, a quartet featuring renown ... More >>
A Spotify playlist of Sam Rivers' work is here. Jazz composer, multi-instrumentalist, and organizer Sam Rivers died of pneumonia on December 26. Rivers' importance to the American jazz avant-garde extended beyond his recordings and performances. In his demonstration of artistic self-reliance and co ... More >>
Saxophonists get up to mischief (and engage in a little drama)
Roswell Rudd has my favorite of the snapshots collected hereEarly January's Winter Jazzfest, a two-night, multi-venue fete that lured thousands of folks into Greenwich Village to see dozens of downtown-jazz stalwarts (Voice poll darlings Vijay Iyer and Darcy James Argue were among the star at ... More >>
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Transcending roots and relishing every moment, whether you've got the rhythm section or not
Friday Noted Björk collaborators the Dirty Projectors join 2008 Pazz & Jop winners TV on the Radio in Central Park Friday night to benefit this year's free Central Park SummerStage slate. Beware of projectile vomiting at Webster Hall; Chromeo's Dave 1 is DJing tonight. Trumpet virtuoso Ralph Ale ... More >>
Some of today's best jazz strikes purists as not sounding like jazz at all
Two approaches to the dawning problem of expanding jazz repertoire, one of them novel
Uri Caine at the Turn of Another Century
Bell Meets (Is?) Big Brother