Adventurous jazz is not always as much fun to listen to as it is on Hero Trio, a stellar meeting of compositions, arrangements, and astute performances propelled by real passion.
Hinds’ shortcomings are readily apparent, but their infectious energy is undeniable.
The exhilarating power of live music in a small club blazed forth whenever the momentum built loud and hard toward a stirring transition.
Self Made Man is a perfect piece of music for anyone eager to push, shove, jump, and shout after months of being told to stay put.
There’s much to admire in If There Are Mountains, modulated pathos as well as subtle joys.
A by-the-carload ticket gets you a spot in the Tupelo Music Hall parking lot and an empty space next to it.
The advantage of localism enjoyed by a club down the block disappears in cyberspace.
In the spirit of its mischievous name, Jade Hairpins never takes itself all that seriously, and that is all to the good. Why dampen eccentricity this joyful with any reservations?
Too many hip-hop artists stick to defined lanes, but Run the Jewels aspire to run rampant, with a growing sophistication as well as heart, wit, and rage.
Metamorfosi is a marvelously effective and amusing one-act opera that would suit college opera workshops splendidly.