Josie Dunn at Lincoln Hall and more goings on 8/10-8/12
In the 1960s, a new creative discipline emerged when English and European jazz fans realized that no matter how much they liked the distinctively American form of music, they lacked the cultural experiences to play it with all the nuance of their idols. As they looked to their own roots for inspiration, European Free Improvisation […]
Baritone saxophonist and Chicago native Jonah Parzen-Johnson uses his new album, I Try to Remember Where I Come From (Clean Feed), as a statement of thanks for his artistic roots. He grew up on the south side and became an adherent of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), studying under the great […]
The Chicago native plays a solo concert Thursday at Elastic.
The ambitious reedist and composer Steven Lugerner uses the Torah as a compositional tool on his strong new album For We Have Heard.