Saxophonist Miguel Zenon opens his new quartet album Típico (Miel Music) with the hyperactive original “Academia,” which was inspired by his experiences teaching jazz at the New England Conservatory. He built the tune from exercises he developed for students, and between the tune’s breakneck pace and its harmonic jujitsu he seems keen on challenging not […]
On Sixteen: Drummers Suite, Dan Weiss uses terse passages from the playing of legendary drummers to build rigorous, complex large-ensemble pieces.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Thursday, September 19
Miguel Zenon, Wycliffe Jordon, and dozens of other cats head to Hyde Park for its 6th annual Jazz Festival
The nonthreat of Tumblr, El-P and Million Dollar Mano talking rap music, our guide to CIMMfest, and more
Pianist Luis Perdomo and drummer Henry Cole, in town this week with saxophonist Miguel Zenon, have both released great records recently.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Maxwell, Miguel Zenon, Gojira, the Murder City Devils, Califone, Kurt Vile, and more