Tuesday, December 7 2010
Jazz is working all the angles these days. Is there any other genre that has as much range -- from solo instruments to big bands, from instrumental to vocal, from European musicians to both North and South Americans, from truly pretty music to raucously avant-garde "noise"?
Tuesday, February 24 2009
Although their careers have some similarities, the twin composers and songwriters aren't as similar as it seems, covering everything from the monastic to the chaotic.
Monday, August 13 2007
The jazz guitarist -- with Wilco, his trios, or anyone else -- opens up a conversation about how to keep this music living.
Sunday, December 10 2006
Will Layman's list of the year's best jazz records, a hearty baker's dozen, includes iconoclasts, eccentrics, avant-gardists, and some downright swingers.
Wednesday, November 3 2010
Just when I thought Nels Cline couldn't get any more challenging or confrontational, he goes and makes an album like this.
Tuesday, March 17 2009
The drum-and-guitar playing brothers release simultaneous solo projects on the great West Coast jazz label.
Thursday, December 14 2006
Underground PoMo avant shenanigans put an extra shine on some timeless left-field jazz classics.
Tuesday, February 7 2006
Those wanting to further explore Cline's music would do well to ease into things. For most, that means a disc like this probably ought to sit on the shelf for a while.