A charter member of the AACM and a longtime partner of saxophonist Kidd Jordan, drummer Alvin Fielder was an encyclopedia of jazz history with an eye on the future.
Current musical obsessions of Cheer-Accident mastermind Thymme Jones, human Top 40 encyclopedia Tony Young, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
More than five-dozen music-related dramas and documentaries screen at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival.
Veteran Reader critic Peter Margasak finishes counting down his 40 favorite records of the year—the top ten include Henry Threadgill, Joanna Newsom, and Yarn/Wire.
Seven Reader writers tackle a dozen new releases, including comeback albums from Swervedriver and Cannibal Ox, Ata Kak’s oddball Ghanaian electro-rap, and Jack DeJohnette’s love letter to Chicago-born jazz.
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
ECM Records collects the five contemplative albums reedist Charles Lloyd, who headlines the Chicago Jazz Festival tonight, cut with Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson beginning in 1989.
Jack DeJohnette and Wadada Leo Smith are just two of the highlights of the first two days of the 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival.
The Chicago Jazz Festival moves to Millennium Park with its best lineup in five years.
What’s scheduled for some of this summer’s best free concert series.
Two new multidisc sets examine fragments in the musical visions of Miles Davis and Jack DeJohnette.
Chicago tenor sax great Von Freeman gets his NEA Jazz Master award online tonight
The Jazz Showcase presents a relocation benefit, the Steppenwolf presents Bill Frisell, and American Idol presents free-jazz progeny–sorta.