Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak counts down his 40 favorite records of the year—this installment includes music by Björk, Jaimie Branch, and Jürg Frey.
The Reader‘s resident jazz expert publishes his ballot from the annual NPR Jazz Critics Poll.
Pianist Alexander Hawkins and reedist Shabaka Hutchings, both imaginative and versatile players, debut at the Chicago Jazz Festival on Sunday with Louis Moholo-Moholo.
Louis Moholo-Moholo, the last survivor of legendary South African group the Blue Notes, introduces his current band to Chicago.
The multifaceted keyboardist shows off a strong personality on two fantastic new albums.
Six Reader writers fan out to consider Author & Punisher, Ciara, and more