These are the best jazz shows in NYC in August. See also: Finding Hip-Hop's Beginning in Afrika Bambaataa's 40,000-Deep Record Collection
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Better Than: That unimprovised Paisley/Cool J duet. The format, in case you missed the emails, flyers, and Red Bull Music Academy promotional newspapers being handed out around the city, went something like this: One performer took the stage. He or she played for five minutes, at which point anothe ... More >>
Kim Gordon, ?uestlove, Andrew Bird and Andrew W.K. walk into a Masonic Temple ... these are the 10 best shows in NYC this week.
A night of musical collisions
These are the 10 best jazz shows in New York this month. (Here for more on Jazz Appreciation Month.)
Here are the ten best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the 10 best shows around the city this week, in no particular order.
The leaves are falling, but jazz music will be sticking around a while longer. Here's a list of shows happening in the city we think you'll enjoy.
Duke meets Jacko
In this week's Voice: I am generally underwhelmed by MDNA, the new album by Madonna; Brad Cohan talks to the resurgent Aussie pub-rock act feedtime; and Seth Colter Walls previews this spring's best music offerings, including Vijay Iyer, Bruce Springsteen, the Ende Tymes Festival, and Mary Halvorson ... More >>
Secret Society Big Band Galapagos Art Space Friday, March 9 Better than: A certain big band that snoozed its way through the blues uptown a couple of nights earlier. Darcy James Argue's Secret Societyan impeccably appointed 18-wheeler of a jazz group in top shapemade only its second ... More >>
Vijay Iyer; Robert Glasper. Robert Glasper Trio Vijay Iyer Trio Skirball Center at NYU Thursday, April 28 Better than: Having another tornado warning to contend with. What's the difference between "jazz fame" and the kind of recognition that gets you on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon? Whate ... More >>
As the winter thaws out, more summer concerts are showing up on the calendar's horizon. Today, the City Parks Foundation announced the schedule for this year's SummerStage, which takes place from June 7 to September 2 in parks all around the city, with the mainstage happening at Central Park. ... More >>
Where the magic happens Das Racist's new mixtape, Sit Down, Man, is out next week; among its many delights is "Free Jazzmatazz," a self-explanatory collaboration with wildly feted jazz pianist Vijay Iyer. It seemed like a good idea to a) ask Iyer if we could chat about how this unlikely (?) union ... More >>
The jazz pianist's new Solo details a lifetime of out-of-body experiences
Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer's trio disc Historicity was the consensus 2009 pick for album of the year (says the Voice's own poll, anyway); if not the highlight, his spry cover of M.I.A.'s "Galang" is certainly the first thing to jump out at you. Now, the inimitable Wayne and Wax has taken the li ... More >>
Charlie Parkers best tribute
A cross-section of young/old and avant/traditional gets drunk on everything
Eek, it 's Michael Musto, in a series of glamorous guises (we're not showing his Susan Boyle because we want you to prepare yourself first) and Running Down the Decade like it's never been run down before. (He also gets in not one, but three Top Tens. What a trouper!) Francis Davis presi ... More >>
Vijay Iyer: Delightful deconstruction. Photo by Jimmy Katz/ACTIn this week's Village Voice, we present the fourth annual Village Voice Jazz Poll: Francis Davis on the winners, led by Vijay Iyer's Historicity and Darcy James Argue's victory as best debut, for Infernal Machines; Tom Hull's own ... More >>
Historicity and records from other fresh faces take our 2009 jazz poll
Echoes of Basie, Mingus, Tyner, etc., with chops and abstractions all their own
Tyshawn Sorey's provocations lead a pack of notable 2007 debuts
Some get by with subtlety, but thrashing ferocity works great too
Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd's Still Life With Commentator
Just 10 really good jazz albums in a year that had more than its share of them
Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa sure are tough-mindedand also Indian Americans
Pianist-composer boots up laptop, rhythm section, strings
A Jazz Pianist and a Hip-Hop Poet Catch Language in the Balance
Iverson, Iyer, and Moran Go It Alone at the Jazz Standard
Piano Man Jason Moran Breathes Soul Into Jazz
The Best Jazz Records of 2001
Dissertations on the Percussive School