Calvin “Fuzz” Jones, who spent most of his five-decade career in Chicago, was one of the most prominent sidemen in electric blues.
The quartet that bassist Eric Revis brings to Jazz Fest is packed with inside-outside explorers: pianist Kris Davis, reedist Ken Vandermark, and drummer Chad Taylor.
Benny Turner has often seemed content to stay 20 feet from stardom, but 60 years into his career he’s finally making a name for himself.
Current musical obsessions of Eye Vybe Records founder Karissa Talanian, singer-songwriter Drea Smith, and Reader associate editor Kevin Warwick
This year’s Ruido Fest spans genres and generations, with Intocable, Bomba Estéreo, Molotov, Julieta Venegas, Titán, El Guincho, Ruido Rosa, and many more.
Queen Sylvia Embry’s bass playing and warm, soulful singing made her a hit in local clubs and on transatlantic tours.
Ryan McLaughlin makes and repairs stringed instruments.
Their flawless jam “Rotten Tanx” is today’s 12 O’Clock Track.
Current musical obsessions of the Owl’s Aaron Dexter, the Sueves’ Joe Schorgl, and the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti
Current musical obsessions of saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and drummer Frank Rosaly
No matter what these weirdos get up to, it’s worth your time.
Ubiquitous Chicago bassist Jason Roebke makes himself heard on a strong new duo album with reedist Tobias Delius.
Obscure psych-pop duo Athanor split the difference between the British Invasion and Amon Duul II on three mid-70s singles.
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
Artist on Artist: Buke & Gase talk shop with Ian Schneller of Specimen Products.