Shaun Brady

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07/11/15    Features

Charles Lloyd: Into the Wild

Journeying onto untouched musical terrain


05/31/15    Features

Sweet Home Chicago: The AACM at 50

DeJohnette, Threadgill, Mitchell & Abrams recall the Windy City in the '60s


05/11/15    Chops

Studio Savvy

Three of jazz’s best producers on how to make the most of your time in headphones


04/06/15    Concerts

Review: Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Diverse but often disconnected


03/19/15    Concerts

Field Notes: Charles Lloyd at the Village Vanguard

A cause for celebration as the iconic venue turns 80


03/05/15    Chops

Interested in Leading a Large Ensemble?

Advice from three of today’s top composer-bandleaders


01/01/15    Overdue Ovation

Dena DeRose: So Much Grace, So Much Love

"A special way of connecting"


12/14/14    Features

The Zen of Eric Harland

The master drummer relates his lifelong musical and spiritual journeys


11/21/14    Albums

The Art of Conversation
Kenny Barron/Dave Holland

There are conversations meant solely for the ears of those involved, full of jocular camaraderie and inside references. And then there are those designed to be overheard, where the dialogue is meant to engage and enlighten anyone who is listening in as well...


11/01/14    Features

Robin Eubanks' Rock of Ages

The trombonist returns to his rock and funk roots


10/05/14    Albums

Intergalactic Beings
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble

Ambitious, dense and daunting, Chicago flutist-composer Nicole Mitchell’s Intergalactic Beings is a suite of darkly cinematic music inspired by the work of African-American science fiction writer Octavia Butler. The forbidding sounds conjured by Mitchell’s...


09/15/14    Albums

Caribbean TInge
Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopators

Born in Cuba and classically trained, pianist Elio Villafranca has long offered a unique take on Latin jazz, foregoing the reliance on percussion pyrotechnics for a more fully integrated blend of his varied interests. That’s not to say that he can’t bring...


09/13/14    Albums

The David Ullmann 8

Too often, when a jazz composer draws upon a specific conceptual inspiration, the link between that source and the music itself seems tenuous at best, impossible to determine without the aid of copious liner notes. But slipping David Ullmann’s Corduroy into...


09/13/14    Features

Don Cheadle Readies His Miles Davis Movie

The birth of the flick


09/04/14    Concerts

Review: The Detroit Jazz Festival 2014

Free music for the stubbornly resilient--even in the rain!


09/01/14    Albums

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

For more than 20 years, Medeski Martin and Wood have thrived on remaining indefinable. Are they a jam band with jazz chops? A jazz trio following a groove-rock muse? An avant-garde soul-jazz band? That very malleability has meant that their sound is compatible...

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About Shaun Brady

Shaun Brady joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 17, 2008