Jazz Showcase founder Joe Segal was set in his ways, but his ways are worth saving.
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Curator Adia Sykes on a voice that takes you back to the golden age of soul
Current musical obsessions of ESS codirector Olivia Junell, curator Adia Sykes, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
Drummer Kahil El’Zabar elevates groove to a transcendent plane
The leader of the Ritual Trio and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is also a teacher, a connector, and an ambassador for Afrocentric jazz.
Gertrude Abercrombie’s self-portraits show an inner landscape of anxiety, fear, and loneliness
The “Queen of the Bohemian Artists” hung out with jazz musicians, but painted solitary chamber pieces.
Seven portraits of the Chicago Jazz Festival
The compelling characters at this year’s Jazz Festival include avant-garde elder Roscoe Mitchell, indefatigable experimenter Mary Halvorson, and defiantly joyful South African survivor Louis Moholo-Moholo.
You have no excuse to give anyone a holiday album
Especially now that you know about these ten amazing box sets from the likes of Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Pierre Boulez, Captain Beefheart, and Wilco
Primo west-coast bebop from Howard McGhee released by Uptown Records
Previously unissued radio broadcasts join a selection of studio tracks in asserting trumpeter Howard McGhee’s important role in the development of bebop.
The Secret History of Chicago Music: Johnny Griffin
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin isn’t exactly obscure, but he’s been unjustly overshadowed since his heyday in the 50s and 60s.
The Secret History of Chicago Music: Malachi Favors
Avant-garde jazz bassist Malachi Favors anchored the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago for nearly 40 years.
How Howard Got His History Back
A young DJ stumbled on a warehouse cache and reunited a barrier-breaking photographer with some 500 lost works.