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 >>
Paul Simon and Wynton Marsalis Rose Theater Friday, April 20 Better than: Fighting the jazz wars. "My father was the family bassman," sang Paul Simon on a song from Simon and Garfunkel's last album, a line as true as confessional poetry. Like Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, Simon grew up as th ... More >>
Those Darlins, hangin' out in those giant pipes.The mouse-headed DJ Deadmau5 finally finished his six-night stand at the Roseland Ballroom earlier this week (in one of the week's strangest press releases, I learned that the event was commemorated by a fancy cake that placed his signature head ... More >>
A genre leader heads a new ensemble
EN Japanese BrasserieEN Japanese Brasserie has written in with further details about the Love for Japan benefit they're holding next Wednesday, March 23.
Chico O'Farrill never made it back. His music did.
Silence is golden in Marsaliss Armstrong allegory
Lincoln Center presents a trifecta of sensuous swing
Patitucci has elegant strings for hire
It's true that the various regional luminaries -- Soulja Slim, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jelly Roll Morton, Wynton Marsalis, Juvenile -- who appear on The Slow Death of Mr. Go Go Go: A N'Awlins Mixtape (brought to you by the Earl of Edgecombe) do not exactly mesh seamlessly together on the brief, ... More >>
Photo via Stillisstillmoving Two Men With the Blues with Norah Jones Rose Theater February 10 When trumpeter Wynton Marsalis admonishes a member of the audience for only flying a Texas flag but not one from Louisiana, someone yells back "Laissez les Bon Temps Roulet!" bringing a smile to his face. ... More >>
Blue Note Records reaches a milestone
Monk Festival kicks off tonight
Willie Nelson swings through the briar patch
Two rebels bond over a shared sense of humor
Some get by with subtlety, but thrashing ferocity works great too
Hypocrisy and lack of flow defeat Marsalis's attack on "safari seekers" and "thug-life coons"
Tricky pitches to baffle the bluocracy; "beatable items" to aid the swing
Eclectic neoclassicism versus childhood-oriented avant-primitivism as global warming swamps our history
Albert Ayler met Paul Gonsalves and Sonny Rollins's saxophone lineage was re-established
Two approaches to the dawning problem of expanding jazz repertoire, one of them novel
How Mojo, Bitches Brew, and Butch Morris inspired a funktional African American family unit
Volume, energy, fire, and the majesty of an African chieftain
They're miles ahead of the competition, and the hip thing should be to dig both of them
Latin Jazz Finally Gets Its Due
Lincoln Center Thaws Its Cold War on Jazz Activism
Might Even Be Said to Possess a Mind
John Lewis Keeps on Evolving
Jazz Competes With Its Past, Settles for the Hard Sell
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