Mostly the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival ends up being about the multiplicity and infinite variety of cultures and traditions, including generic funk.
As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, NEC commissioned Anthony Coleman to compose a large-scale work he has named Streams.
Local music venues — especially those with “off” music like jazz — are caught in a vice, with real estate escalation on one side and corporate-dominated digital technology on the other.
Jazz singer Mark Murphy was just too much for most audiences during that period; too intense, too varied, too unpredictable.
Stanley Sagov never wants to play a piece the same way twice. He’s always engaged in a “search for freshness.”
This documentary about John Coltrane serves up skillful, sensitive storytelling and an appropriate sense of reverence.
I Called Him Morgan has been lauded as one of the best films of the year, and rightfully so.
The throughline of “Town and Country” is folk — austere, hardscrabble.
“When you think about music it’s got to be that way. Just the thrill of being able to play another note, not to win anything or get a trophy.”
A writer has to write for the now or to write for the ages. Gleason almost always chose the now, but his best moments go deeper.