04/22/16 Concerts By Evan Haga
Highlights include Kahil El'Zabar, the Cookers, a tribute to Bowie and more
04/18/16 Concerts By Perry Tannenbaum
Shy folk charm and dazzle in Georgia
04/18/16 Albums By Christopher Loudon
Listening to Emma Larsson, it’s hard not to be reminded of the young Nancy Wilson. The Swedish-born, New York-based singer, now three albums into what promises to be an impressive career, mirrors Wilson’s silken delivery and her sly interpretative sass...
04/15/16 Concerts By Nate Chinen
Episodic and reactive, a series of unfolding events
04/14/16 Albums By Jeff Tamarkin
Valery Ponomarev was 30 when he defected from Soviet Russia for the United States in 1973. Four years later the trumpeter was a core member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, touring and contributing to several recordings before bowing out to go the solo route...
04/12/16 Albums By Christopher Loudon
Though minor enough a player that he rates nary a footnote in James Gavin’s definitive Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret , Larry Carr was widely admired by Manhattan’s cognoscenti. In his memoirs, impresario George Wein credits Carr as...
04/10/16 Albums By Mike Shanley
Sometimes it’s not what time signature you play in but what you can play in that time signature. From his time with M-Base musicians like Steve Coleman to more recent sessions with Rudresh Mahanthappa (as well as his own work as a leader), guitarist David...
04/10/16 Albums By Mac Randall
Sonny Rollins’ most celebrated album of the 21st century is, and may very well always be, Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert . In part that’s because of the dramatic circumstances behind its genesis. Four days after the 2001 destruction of the World Trade...
04/09/16 Concerts By Evan Haga
Blues, roots and "Blue Skies"
04/08/16 Albums By Michael J. West
It’s been quite a while since a tenor saxophonist arrived who’s learned the lessons of Lester Young as fully as Ken Fowser has. His compositions are honed to their essence; his solos combine fresh lyricism and firm pocket. But what shines brightest (and...