Once again, it’s “Bandcamp day”—when almost all your money goes to the artists and labels you want to support.
When the word “academic” is applied to jazz, it’s not necessarily a compliment. But these three players, all of whom teach at universities, make music that could keep you at school till the sun comes up. The success of General Semantics, the debut album by Northern Illinois University’s Geof Bradfield (tenor and soprano saxophones, bass […]
Bay Area clarinetist Ben Goldberg thrives in sparse settings, where the sere bite of his melodically fluid lines can stand out in stark contrast to surrounding silence. He’s got a keen sense of time, and some of his strongest efforts have been drummer-free projects, such as his new duo recording with New York cornetist Kirk […]
The 11th annual installment of the south-side jazz summit is typically packed with strong bookings.
Allison Miller and her sextet Boom Tic Boom reached new heights last year on Otis Was a Polar Bear.
To support Love Sick, TALsounds’ biggest album yet, Natalie Chami has learned to replay the beautiful ambient pop songs she improvised to record it.
Allison Miller composed the music on Otis Was a Polar Bear, the new album from her band Boom Tic Boom, following the birth of her daughter.
The Summer Music Film Festival screens documentaries on Death, John Fahey, Nels Cline, and Levon Helm.
A soulful track from veteran Bay Area clarinetist featuring a corker of a solo from Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.
On its new album Bay Area group Tin Hat give the poetry of E.E. Cummings beautiful new settings
The latest episode features music from Vic Chesnutt, Peter Evans, Radian, Pit Er Pat, and many more.