Aidan Levy

Aidan’s Contributions


03/17/15    Features

Jeff Coffin: No Wrong Notes

Diligent musicianship plus human imperfection equals art


02/02/15    Concerts

Review: Jazz & Colors at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art

A meeting of the masters


01/13/15    Concerts

NYC Winter Jazzfest 2015

Tradition and innovation collide at this annual marathon fest


11/07/14    Features

Ryan Keberle: Working Overtime

Trombonist, bandleader, relentlessly prolific sideman


09/28/14    Before & After

Before & After with Bassist Linda Oh

At 30, already a seasoned listener


08/09/14    Before & After

Before & After With Julian Lage

A versatile guitar phenom, with A jazz core


08/01/14    Features

Arturo O’Farrill's New Album and Historic Premiere

Clave's favorite son shines with "The Offense of the Drum"


07/19/14    Features

Anthony Braxton: An American Visionary

A restless musical and cultural searcher celebrates his 69th birthday


07/15/14    Concerts

Review: Mexico’s Jalisco Jazz Festival

A July 4th weekend of Latin-infused cosmopolitanism

07/05/14    Features

Jazz Hackathon at Columbia University

Programmers create new tech possibilities for jazz


07/01/14    Features

Sarah Manning Creates Art Out of Her Environment

Forces of nature


06/20/14    Albums

John Ellis & Andy Bragen

Saxophonist John Ellis’ Mobro , a concept album in collaboration with librettist Andy Bragen, is a radical departure from his previous release, the contemporary postbop date It’s You I Like , but it never veers too far into avant-garde territory; it’s too...


06/14/14    Albums

Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On
Monty Alexander

Bridging reggae and jazz without losing the sound of either is a delicate balance. It generally means maintaining the heavy off-beat accents and syncopated basslines that hew toward ska without reining in the challenging harmonic substitutions of bebop...


05/29/14    Albums

Brian Haas/Matt Chamberlain

“Birth,” the opening track off Brian Haas and Matt Chamberlain’s minimalist duo album Frames , seems to spring less from a womb than an existential void, charting an impressionistic course through an imagined life that ends in “From Nothing, Infinite.” It’s...


05/22/14    Features

Artists Rally for Performers’ Radio Royalties

Marc RIbot, Jason Moran and others speak out in NYC


03/17/14    Albums

Inspire Me!
Tim Warfield

This tight throwback to the golden era of hard bop showcases the virtuosity and brash tenor sound of erstwhile Young Lion Tim Warfield. But saxophonist Herb Harris deserves just as much recognition for writing, arranging, producing and releasing, on his...

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About Aidan Levy

Aidan Levy joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 16, 2009