Over the next week Chicagoans can see shows by a free-jazz pioneer, an emerging guitarist with an original sound, and a supergroup connected the heyday of hard bop.
Corbett vs. Dempsey continues to reissue overlooked, out-of-print treasures from the Hat Hut catalog.
Corbett vs. Dempsey reissues Jimmy Lyons’s great 1979 album Push Pull.
“Ins Büro,” a new exhibit of the German-born, Antwerp-based artist’s work, features paintings, drawings, and sculpture.
Staffan Harde’s impossibly obscure, highly original solo record finally gets another chance to be heard.
The Chicago-France improvised music partnership brings its latest collaborations to town.
The fringe-theater faves take over the monthlong Tuesday Night Residency series.
The former Chicagoan reads from his book about records—and releases a bunch of new ones himself.
Ken Vandermark starts a label, the Ratchet Series returns, and Dark Matter creates a coffee blend for Sun Ra.
A Vivian Maier exhibit leads to a lawsuit against the owners of the Wicker Park gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey.
Corbett vs. Dempsey unleash rare Chicago bebop from 1949.
David Grubbs on why the experimental music of the 1960s was so rarely recorded at the time—and what changes when we listen to it today.
The late artist Tristan Meinecke’s sons organized “Factual Abstractions” in their father’s former studio.
What’s happening in visual arts in the city this weekend
More great jazz sets in cardboard boxes