Better Than: Having one foot in the grave. Imagine Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers drop a new LP, and it's just killer. Not just "killer" in that Echo or Mojo way, as in a killer document of a killer band doing what it was hatched to do. I mean in that Wildflowers or Full Moon Fever way, that damn ... More >>
The borough is where it's at
Reedist Ilhan Ersahin seems reluctant to make too big a deal out of the fact that nublu, his multi-culti Avenue C nightspot, was shuttered for much of last year. On a recent evening, as he moved casually about the room in preparation for a blistering late-night appearance by the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ers ... More >>
A Celebration of the Wonderful World Of Phoebe Jacobs Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Thursday, May 24 The voice that filled Rose Hall first at the Thursday afternoon memorial for Phoebe Jacobs was Jacobs's own. There was her face, too, projected on a large screen in a first-tier box. It all mi ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday. Today we're publishing the portion of our ... More >>
Tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., 100 percent of proceeds at Mehtaphor will go to the Japanese Red Cross to benefit disaster efforts in Japan. But even if you can't make it to the restaurant, there are other places where you can put your appetites to more philanthropic use.
The crossover-minded pianist's decade-long evolutionary plan continues with Ten
New releases, reissues, debuts, and moreeach critic's picks
Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd's Still Life With Commentator
Far-flung, close-up, and absolutely doable fun for all
Ornette Coleman's triumphant return dominates the humble debut of the 'Voice' jazz critics' poll
Fred Anderson takes free jazz to Chicago's South Side, Odean Pope takes Philly to heaven
Touré indulges his writerly ego to insightful effect.
As the forces of evil descend on our embattled city, clear, bright notes in the N.Y. wilderness
Three more Cecil Taylor albums out so far this year, and you can even tell them apart
Jazzing the classics and classing the jazzers from Jelly Roll Morton to Uri Caine
Crouch, Jazz & the All-American Skin Game
Looking for Uncle Jazz at the 2002 JVC Something-or-Other Festival
Bill Charlap's Trio Play the Melody and Listen to Each Other
Mastery Has Many Faces
Don Cheadle and Jeffrey Wright, the Battling Brothers of Topdog/Underdog
Creative Musics DemiseSuicide or Homicide? And Does It Matter?
Burns Stays Blind to Jazz Abroad
Living History or Death Sentence?
RitualsManhattan, Rochester, Taiwan
Crossing the Great Jazz Divide
John Hammonds Best and Brightest
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.
'He Deals With Kids' Crises. He Is Rare He Changes Lives.'