“A home is a place that’s full of people,” says Chicago guitarist, composer, and improviser Daniel Wyche. “I’ve been inspired by my grandparents’ hospitality. They had this need to welcome tons of people into their home. That’s cultivating what family means.” The first track on Earthwork, Wyche’s new album on local label American Dreams Records, […]
Tag: Paul Giallorenzo
The Jazz Festival’s orbit bustles with too much music for one weekend
Jazz Fest’s ten days of neighborhood concerts, satellite shows, and aftersets include Kidd Jordan, Angel Bat Dawid, Jeff Parker, Marc Ribot, and Ben Sidran.
Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis builds an intentional community in jazz
Dave Rempis organizes concerts, mentors young musicians, and connects players from across the States and abroad—modeling the commitment and generosity that keep the jazz scene viable.
The Paul Giallorenzo Trio releases a stunning new album that highlights the pianist’s lean, rhythmic acuity
The pianist Paul Giallorenzo is an under-the-radar presence within Chicago’s deep improvised music scene, but over the years he’s become a significant force both on and off the bandstand. He’s a crucial figure behind Elastic Arts, the invaluable, diverse performing arts space at the northern end of Logan Square, as he was for its Humboldt […]
Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein isn’t kidding around
Not even arena gigs with his famous sister, comedian Amy Schumer, can tempt Jason Stein from his drive to make better jazz.
Texas label Astral Spirits weds the cassette resurgence to the ‘new wave of heavy free jazz’
On Thursday at Constellation, Astral Spirits celebrates tape releases by Billington/Shippy/Wyche and Matt Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet.
Elastic returns! Photos of the arts nonprofit’s handsome new home
Elastic Arts christens its new space with concerts on Thursday and Friday—and augments its preexisting programming with some ambitious new series.
Ben Paterson, Dave Douglas, Keefe Jackson, and a tribute to Bill Russo mark a busy weekend in jazz
Who says it’s dead in December—a slew of live jazz options for the weekend
Best shows to see: Slut River, Child Bite, and Paul Giallorenzo and Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten
The best shows to see Monday through Wednesday are Slut River, Child Bite, and Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten
The Reader’s Guide to the Chicago Jazz Festival
Featuring Nicole Mitchell’s Sonic Projections, the Kurt Elling Quintet with Ernie Watts, the Ramsey Lewis 75th birthday celebration, and much more
The List: December 10-16, 2009
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: the Flaming Lips, Pelican, Keri Hilson, Marduk, Unsilent Night, and more
Post No Bills Podcast #1
The first Post No Bills Podcast is live, with music by Azita, Josh Berman, the Rail Band, Marcio Local, and many more.
The ins and outs of pianist Paul Giallorenzo
Pianist Paul Giallorenzo celebrates the release of a CD by his excellent quintet, Get In to Go Out, with a Thursday show at Elastic.
Another Side of Paul Giallorenzo
Elastic Arts cofounder Paul Giallorenzo doesn’t just book music, he makes it too.