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.
Kamasi Washington and the Sun Ra Arkestra bring jazz to Pitchfork for the first time since 2007.
The in-demand musician recently released an impressive full-length with his acoustic quartet.
My 40 favorite albums of 2008, continued: the top ten.
If you go see saxophonist Donny McCaslin this weekend at the Green Mill, pay attention to his bassist, the imperturbable Hans Glawischnig.
Saxophonist Donny McCaslin–“one of his generation’s finest players”–plays a free show at the Chicago Cultural Center on Saturday.
Albums 31-40 of my favorites from 2006.