Magos Herrera teamed up with the Brooklyn Rider string quartet to create a collection of music that makes its case for life, love, and liberation through its sheer beauty.
2018 saw the release of four ambitious and powerful jazz releases driven by poetic texts.
This volume is clearly critic Nate Chinen’s resounding response to the “jazz is dead” chant.
Kamasi Washington’s music connected viscerally with a Royale audience that was packed with young people — or at least way younger than those normally seen at a jazz concert.
“What is new since the ’70s is a much broader ideological shift in the business world itself, and the way in which it came to approach the jazz world as a result.”
Arts Fuse Jazz critic Steve Provizer responds to Dale Chapman’s book The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in a Neoliberal Culture.
In what ways are the arts themselves (and our understanding of them) being shaped to serve the ethos of corporate profit-making?
On these two discs you’ll find masterfully played, engaging excursions into the tonal beyond.
Composer/pianist Anthony Coleman’s meticulous crafting made every second worthwhile.
Mostly the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival ends up being about the multiplicity and infinite variety of cultures and traditions, including generic funk.