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In 2012, the Voice doled out honors to David Earl Buddin, tabbing him New York's Best Composer for very good reason: he's a beer-swillin', chain-smokin', gloriously prolific pioneer of electronic music and ringleader of the honky tonkin' trio of high rolling drunkards, American Liberty League. As ... More >>
"There are two pigeons right there, so if I threw some bread and scared them off, I could turn that flutter sound into a Mannie Fresh snare roll." With that, Hot Sugar claps his hands and, as if on command, the two pigeons stop their strut through Tompkins Square Park to flap and flutter off. For a ... More >>
Marcus Roberts Trio Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Wednesday, July 22 You should see this place, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, up yonder at Lincoln Center, first of all just to behold the not-too-distant future of venue-naming (five years from now Tiny Masters of Today will be headlining Kurt Cobain Drink Moun ... More >>
Talking with the smart Jeff Daniels and plotting our Tonys revenge.
A wonderful, hopeless world
Innovation reigns, from 36-CD retrospectives to the Hüsker Dü of free jazz
Your African roots are showing: Cracking the code of Cuban musicin four easy pieces
Jazzing the classics and classing the jazzers from Jelly Roll Morton to Uri Caine
Why Jazz and Pop Don't Make the Cut
Sallie Wilson Follows in Anthony Tudor's Footsteps
Choreography by a Committee, a Pair, and a Genuine Original
Brun Campbell Takes Scott Joplins Lessons to the Wild Bunch
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.