The 11th annual installment of the south-side jazz summit is typically packed with strong bookings.
One feature of the Hyde Park Jazz Fest that has quietly distinguished it over the last few years is the prevalence of dynamic duos, whether the pairings are new or seasoned, improvised or driven by tunes. Notable among this year’s terrific offerings is the first local performance by alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and cellist Tomeka […]
Standouts among more than 150 strong groups included Bill McHenry & Andrew Cyrille, Marc Ribot’s Young Philadelphians, and Battle Trance.
Reviews of 15 current releases from all over the world of music: Deerhunter, Altar of Plagues, and lots more
New recordings from saxophonist Bill McHenry and pianist David Virelles
Counting down my favorite albums of 2011: in this post, numbers 30 through 21, aka Nils Berg through Greg Kelley & Olivia Block.
Singular jazz drummer Paul Motian has died at age 80.
My ballot for the 2010 Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll.