Sunday, July 14 2013
Brown benefits from his restlessness, which helps craft Transcendence as one the best jazz albums of 2013.
Friday, July 12 2013
Celebrating the release of their first album with all original compositions That's It!, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band returned to the McKittrick Hotel for a seven night residency. If Tuesday was any indication, every night is gonna have you on your feet.
Thursday, July 11 2013
A superb and daring trumpeter makes a long-awaited debut.
Wednesday, July 10 2013
We take a look at how improvisatory genres such as jazz have embraced the one-off performance and how live electronic musicians can incorporate more ephemeral elements.
Sunday, July 7 2013
Behold, the first album by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of all new tunes. Stir it in with some colorful beads and hard liquor, and you may never know the difference.
Tuesday, July 2 2013
Consistent and enjoyable, The Cooker serves as a triumphant showcase of top-rate musicianship.
Monday, July 1 2013
The fun-loving, anarchic jazz-punkers projected their sumptiously cool slice of post-punk pop into the future with 1983's "Sunken Love", a number that was jaw-droppingly far ahead of its time.
Monday, June 24 2013
One band ends, another one begins. Oh, the sweet sorrow their albums bring.
Wednesday, June 19 2013
These performances are an often fascinating listen, twisting songs we've heard plenty of times before into something fresh through youthful zeal and, probably, nervous energy.
Sunday, June 16 2013
Terence Blanchard is more than a brilliant jazz trumpeter. His long-standing quintet is one of the most flexible groups in jazz, and his work as a composer of film soundtracks is distinctive.