Monday, March 2 2015
The legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan gets away with murder in the old-timey noir music video of his Frank Sinatra cover "The Night We Called It a Day".
Friday, February 27 2015
Surf rock meets jazz meets bizarro black and white in the latest music video by the Athens, Georgia experimental outfit Kenosha Kid.
Ethel Payne's gripping accounts of black life in post-World War II America provided critical information that was largely missing from mainstream journalism.
Thursday, February 26 2015
Iyer’s trio returns for its ECM debut, a sharp rhythmic workout that continues this musician’s brilliant run.
Wednesday, February 25 2015
Hypercolor is a New York trio, an absolute mess of influences that can't help but play around with a blender.
Monday, February 9 2015
Pinning down Gebhard Ullman is like trying to have a clean basement -- possible, but damn difficult.
Friday, January 30 2015
The most accessible avant-garde album ever, or the most avant-garde mainstream jazz album ever? From 1964, something sweet, something tender is this week’s Counterbalance -- straight up and down.
Monday, January 19 2015
Grammy nominations in jazz are rarely adventurous and usually confusing. Yet this year's slate is intriguing.
Wednesday, January 14 2015
While industry gatekeepers were invested in a specific image of black performance, black performers themselves had different ideas.
Friday, November 21 2014
A rare saxophonist who is comfortable playing baritone, tenor and soprano records an album that is, simply, beautiful.