The relentlessly curious, restless improviser has shown his range on a number of recent recordings.
“Wanted” is a simmering dose of free improv from their recent collaborative album Skullduggery.
The Chicago jazz drummer embarks on a short tour with the Polish reedist in support of a strong new duo album.
More great jazz sets in cardboard boxes
The Chicago reedist creates dynamic new arrangements for music composed by a longtime influence and cohort.
German reedist Peter Brötzmann returns to Chicago on Saturday, at 72 still refusing to take the easy way.
On Thursday and Friday, the Chicago Jazz Festival hosts Roy Haynes, Ken Vandermark, and more
Corbett vs. Dempsey’s reissue label, a Kickstarter for a Yakuza doc, and a release party for a live Empty Bottle comp
A posthumous CD release for the great Eddie Johnson Tenor saxophonist Eddie Johnson, who died last year on April 7 at age 89, was one of Chicago’s greatest jazz musicians, […]
Recommended and notable shows, including Melvins, Reading Rainbow, Radian, Anna Calvi, Sloan, Chrissy Murderbot, and more
The annual festival of innovative jazz and improvised music, which runs Thursday through Sunday, combines the best talent from the rich local scene with more than a dozen world-class international players.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Vic Chesnutt, the Black Heart Procession, the Eccentric Soul Revue, Akira Sakata, Surfer Blood, and more
Hannes Reisinger Ken Vandermark Earlier this year I interviewed Ken Vandermark for a feature that ran in Down Beat magazine. One of the things he discussed but that didn’t make […]
Chicago-born free-jazz label Okka Disk celebrates its 15th anniversary with a weekend-long blowout in Milwaukee.