Barrelhouse Chuck built upon piano traditions established by the likes of Sunnyland Slim, Pinetop Perkins, and Little Brother Montgomery.
A new live album from the Wee Trio, who play the Green Mill this weekend, shows off the group’s shape-shifting agility better than ever.
A bounty hunter who has renounced his Cherokee heritage (“Avatar’s” Wes Studi) tracks an escapee from a reeducation school for Indian teens in David Willmott’s “The Only Good Indian,” screening Friday 5/14 at Trickster Gallery
Most jazz musicians are content to express themselves within the confines of their solos, but the great Dutch reedist Ab Baars is just as interested in personalizing tunes by reworking their underlying structures. In 1999 he did it to the oeuvre of clarinetist John Carter (a onetime mentor), and 2001’s Songs was a brilliantly conceived […]