Current musical obsessions of jazz guitarist Tim Stine, bassist Matt Lux, and Reader music critic Peter Margasak
This year’s Chicago Jazz Festival captures the music’s proliferating diversity, with the Bad Plus, Anat Cohen, Erwin Helfer, Tarbaby, JD Allen, the Liberation Music Orchestra, and much more.
Ten Reader writers review 15 new records, including Pallbearer’s stately, mournful doom, Willis Earl Beal’s raw, mystical antipop, and Jack Ruby’s staggeringly savage no wave.
Dee Alexander has earned international acclaim, but fame has eluded her. Her great new album might change that.