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.
Thursday, June 9 2011
Spike Lee has proven himself adept at juggling vast amounts of information and conflicting points-of-view.
Thursday, December 20 2007
From tech house to Radiohead and Americana to indie and everything in between, PopMatters picks the best 60 albums of 2007.
Monday, December 10 2007
In spite of the perception of jazz as an increasingly niche market, the year's best show a style of music that remains ever youthful in its exploration of new territories, expanding its diversity and range of expression.
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The New Orleans trumpeter's lyrical meditation on disaster.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.
Sunday, August 20 2006
When the Levees Broke, elegant and anguished, encourages you to see, and more importantly, to care about and act on what you see. It is political in the most significant sense, and won't let you forget it.
Thursday, June 2 2005
Another former 'Young Lion' on trumpet nods toward Bitches Brew in his middle age. But the sound is as much Metheny as it is Miles, despite Herbie Hancock being the producer. Through it all, however, Blanchard plays singingly.