Joshua Abrams and Lisa Alvarado of Natural Information Society help give the Chicago collective’s transcendent minimalism a family feeling.
Twyxt Word, an obscure chapter in the story of Emmett Kelly’s group, is uncovered for wider consumption.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Robbie Fulks, Roy Hargrove, Josh Berman’s Old Idea, Fiery Furnaces, and more
Great Japanese drummer Nori Tanaka is back in Chicago, albeit only briefly.
Nori Tanaka, one of the most dynamic jazz drummers in Chicago, is forced to return to Japan.
A promising new trio with Josh Abrams, Jason Adasiewicz, and Nori Tanaka makes its debut at the Hideout on Wednesday.
Bands with regular engagements are easy to take for granted–until I saw A Cushicle again last month, I’d been telling myself “I’ll just catch them next week” for more than a year. But such engagements are perfect for jazz: the musicians get the time and space to develop a deep rapport. This trio of guitarist […]