Chicago label International Anthem puts in the sweat to bring progressive jazz the audience it deserves.
New quartet Garden of Souls plays Ornette Coleman’s 1968 albums New York Is Now! and Love Call on Wednesday.
Plus: Bullyhuff track a meal’s metamorphosis to poop on a new EP, and Numero Group DJ Jonathan Kirby gives away a two-cassette mix.
The fiery reedist has a new tape of free improv with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Avreeayl Ra.
Ensemble member Dave Rempis releases Western Automatic, recorded last year at the Hungry Brain.
Elastic Arts christens its new space with concerts on Thursday and Friday—and augments its preexisting programming with some ambitious new series.
Current musical obsessions of saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and drummer Frank Rosaly
The whole thing has an almost sculptural beauty.
A conversation with bassist Devin Hoff about his April residency in Chicago
Love for Lana Del Rey, a tribute to Norwegian eccentric Ole Bull, tons of stuff to do this weekend, and more
Plus: The Backyard Film & Music Fest moves indoors, and Schubas hosts a record fair with pork on the side
This year’s Umbrella Music Festival features Franz Hautzinger, Ab Baars, Sten Sandell, Tim Berne, John Butcher, Marshall Allen, and Mary Halvorson.
Tonight at the Skylark, drummer Frank Rosaly debuts a new quintet that pays homage to the music of Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons.