Current musical obsessions of drummer and composer Bill Harris, clarinetist and composer Angel Bat Dawid, and Reader music critic Peter Margasak
Tag: Misha Mengelberg
Prankish Dutch drummer Han Bennink veers toward the lyrical on his new trio album
On the new Adelante, prankish percussionist Han Bennink indulges in his trademark creative disruption while his bandmates revel in melodic beauty.
Multireedist Ned Rothenberg kicks off a new season of the Option series; pianist Misha Mengelberg dead at 81
The reedist plays two concerts in Chicago, and the Dutch pianist leaves behind a remarkable legacy
Elusive Dutch pianist and composer Guus Janssen is back with a strong new album
He shines on his first jazz album since 2008, which consists of a diverse assortment of material.
ICP celebrates 45 years; Eric Reed celebrates Monk
A recent box set collects the entire history of ICP Records, while on his latest album pianist Reed salutes Thelonious Monk.
In Rotation: Dusty Groove owner Rick Wojcik on early Rod Stewart
Dusty Groove owner Rick Wojcik on early Rod Stewart
Jazz All Over the Place
Three top-shelf jazz shows hit Chicago over the next 24 hours: Brad Mehldau, the ICP Orchestra, and the Ullmann/Swell 4.
Bold Pianists Kick off the Umbrella Music Festival Tonight
Two great Amsterdam-based pianists play tonight in the kickoff event of this year’s Umbrella Music Festival.
More than another afterfest session
Among the multitude of post-Jazz Festival gigs, Saturday night’s show at the Hungry Brain stands out big time.
Three recent DVDs
A trio of DVDs look at the music of Brazil, black punks, and Dutch pianist Misha Mengelberg