The musician recently started his assistant professorship at Wesleyan University, filling the chair previously occupied by Anthony Braxton.
A growing number of musicians have mastered both notated and improvised music, but few have done it with more skill, insight, and sensitivity than pianist Cory Smythe. He won a classical Grammy for his work with star violinist Hilary Hahn, but he’s also become an integral part of groups led by percussionist and composer Tyshawn […]
This year’s best jazz records include a large-ensemble concept album about conspiracy theories, a tug-of-war between loops and live-band grooves, and an amazing hybrid of jazz and hip-hop.
Drummer Tyshawn Sorey—who’s also one of jazz’s most promising composers—plays tonight at Constellation with pianist Vijay Iyer.
Reviews of 16 new albums, including Arca’s uncanny electronic mutations and T.I.’s unshakable street rap
The latest concert from International Contemporary Ensemble is all about improvisation.