The best best box sets of 2017 include 11 CDs from David Bowie’s Berlin period, 529 tracks of live vintage country from Louisiana Hayride, Roland Kayn’s 14-hour electronic masterwork, and the most complete portrait yet of Hüsker Dü’s early years.
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.
Joe Daley cut a live trio album at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1963 that became an early entry in the free-jazz canon.
Dee Alexander has earned international acclaim, but fame has eluded her. Her great new album might change that.
Now a nondescript purveyor of plungers, Meyers Ace Hardware was formerly a local jazz mecca.
Promising at first, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark falls apart after intermission.
Eleven-year-old Mae Ya Carter Ryan has a voice that sounds decades older than she is. People are starting to listen.
The first installment of the 2009 box set redux: jazz vocalists Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.