One of the headiest of all avant-garde jazz heads is Alan Braufman. The veteran saxophonist, flutist, and composer has been wielding his polymathic wizardry since the early 1970s, when he helped put New York City’s loft-jazz movement on the map. But most younger listeners didn’t get their first chance to immerse themselves in his towering, […]
Jazz Fest’s ten days of neighborhood concerts, satellite shows, and aftersets include Kidd Jordan, Angel Bat Dawid, Jeff Parker, Marc Ribot, and Ben Sidran.
Born Gene Ashton in 1946, Cooper-Moore grew up in a house built by his great-grandfather in the Virginia hills west of Washington, D.C. Though he’s associated with New York City’s ecstatic jazz scene, where he’s played piano since the 1970s alongside the likes of saxophonist David S. Ware and bassist William Parker, rural self-reliance remains […]
New York pianist Cooper-Moore brings a characteristic mix of elegance and fury to his parts on Meditation/Resurrection (Aum Fidelity), a new double album by bassist William Parker. But as explosive as his performance gets, with percussive runs that summon the spirit of fellow travelers such as Cecil Taylor and Don Pullen, Cooper-Moore is clearly working […]
Birth of a Being, David S. Ware’s blazing 1977 recording with Apogee, has been reissued by Aum Fidelity.
Jason Moran and Gregory Porter highlight a jam-packed third day of Jazz Fest.
Titanic free-jazz saxophonist David S. Ware has died
Digital Primitives warp the primordial with the sound of now.