On Monday, August 1, jazz trombonist Jeb Bishop will move back to Chicago after a ten-year absence. Bishop and his wife headed to North Carolina in spring 2012 (Carrboro and later Durham) and then in early 2016 to Boston. While living in Boston, Bishop built a new creative community that included at least one old […]
Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis builds an intentional community in jazz
Dave Rempis organizes concerts, mentors young musicians, and connects players from across the States and abroad—modeling the commitment and generosity that keep the jazz scene viable.
Great Chicago label, meet great Chicago band: Trouble in Mind signs Facs
Trouble in Mind signs Facs, Chicago shops celebrate Cassette Store Day, and the Eradicator drop a self-titled album.
Best shows to see: Engines, Houses, Wovenhand, and KEN Mode
A selection of shows to get out of the house to see include Engines at the Green Mill, Flatlanders at Mayne Stage, Wovenhand at the Empty Bottle, and KEN Mode at the Empty Bottle
12 O’Clock Track: The beautifully meditative Afro-jazz of Johnny Dyani’s “Magwaza”
A slice of soulful, meditative beauty from the great South African bassist Johnny Dyani
The List: July 22-28, 2010
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet, Juana Molina, Struck by Lightning, David Dondero, Natacha Atlas, and more
The Engines gun it for a live recording on Sunday; RIP Jimmy Giuffre
The powerful jazz quartet Engines makes a live record Sunday night at the Hungry Brain.