Few mainstream trumpeters over the last decade have matched the muscle, dexterity, and soul of Jeremy Pelt, who has morphed from a rising star into a trusted presence. Though he’s a dyed-in-the-wool postbop technician heavily influenced by protean but thoughtful blowers like Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw, he’s been known to make subtle but meaningful […]
The 11th annual installment of the south-side jazz summit is typically packed with strong bookings.
Jeremy Pelt’s latest record explores mainstream hard bop, but the band the trumpeter leads in Chicago delivers a more agitated sound.
On the terrific new #Jiveculture, Jeremy Pelt revamps his sound yet again, this time subtly tweaking his adventurous postbop.
On his latest album, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt introduces a new band and revisits an old sound.
My belated countdown of my 40 favorite albums of the year
Shows to catch in the next few days include the Jeremy Pelt Quintet, K-Holes, Witch Mountain, and the Reigning Sound
Tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen and his trio sound better than ever on their new album, The Matador and the Bull
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Quasi, Jason Collett, Skeletonwitch, Los Campesinos!, Harlem, the Gundecha Brothers, and more