In last Wednesday's Village Voice, I reviewed the Cecil, decrying it shamefully short of it's potential, which, I believe is very, very vast. Here's hoping the restaurant gets it together soon. But the Cecil isn't the only project Richard Parsons and Alexander Smalls teamed up on last fall. In Oct ... More >>
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By Joseph Lapin Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper. But so many people out there, young or e ... More >>
A good alternative to the CMJ Music Marathon, which colonizes New York this week, here's a list of jazz shows happening in the city we think you'll enjoy.
New York is, on any given day, practically oozing with great jazz. Here's a list of jazz shows happening in the city this week we think you'll enjoy. Jazz for Obama 2012: The Jazz Concert for America's Future Jazz may have lost its political edge in the 1960s, but that doesn't mean that jazz musici ... More >>
Sound of the City's search for the quintessential New York City musician enters Round Two this week, with battles in the Round of 32 daily. Keep up with all the action here. Monk handily dispatched TV On The Radio, and he now moves on to face a surprisingly ascendant Norah Jones, who pitched off ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianis a little jam-packed today, with six matches on the docket. (The schedule and results so far are here; the full ... More >>
The crossover-minded pianist's decade-long evolutionary plan continues with Ten
But sometimes more works, too
A moderately illuminating introduction to a studio obsessive
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 7, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 33The Gate Swings AgainBy John WilcockWhen Art D'Lugoff, that bearded man-about-the-Village, first opened the Village Gate, he conceived of it as a spot where informality would always reign -- where folk-singers would ... More >>
Jazz gets political again, just in time
Ferocious homage mingles with daring fusion, looking both back and beyond
He recorded the same songs over and over and never wore them out.
Dummer's group exploits sonic possibilities, sets off storm of sound
We didn't get what we wanted but we haven't entirely lost what we had
Just 10 really good jazz albums in a year that had more than its share of them
The jazz event of 2005 is an unknown Carnegie Hall concert that took place 48 years ago.
New wine bar gets it right by doing less
From minstrelsy to vaudeville and Monk to punk, never under-estimate urban ugliness
Brad Mehldau gets over himself with assists from Monk, Cole Porter, and a saxophone
A sax man's perfect pitch, from Dixieland to the avant-garde
Major tie-up on the one-way street from jazz to jam
How Mojo, Bitches Brew, and Butch Morris inspired a funktional African American family unit
Chicago no wavers melt down indigo and violet crayons
Dianne Reeves rides a formerly unsingable Monk ballad into the jazz singers' pantheon
Abbey Lincoln Shows Us What She's Got
A Gift From Cecil Taylor
Boomers at Their Best for 'Made in America' Benefit