Current musical obsessions of Ensemble dal Niente pianist Mabel Kwan, Kelley Sheehan of Cacophony magazine, and Reader critic Peter Margasak
French-Austrian duo Isabelle Duthoit & Franz Hautzinger and Chicago trio ZRL highlight this weekend’s options for adventurous live music.
More than 12 years after her blazing debut on the Chicago jazz scene, trumpeter Jaimie Branch releases Fly or Die, her first album as a bandleader.
Current musical obsessions of MCA curator Dieter Roelstraete, painter Lisa Alvarado, and more
The superb Berlin jazz quartet continues to beautifully reconcile the essence of classic bebop with the extended techniques and improv-oriented approach of today on its excellent new album Vier Halbe.
The countdown of my favorite albums of 2012, part two