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.
Current obsessions of music photographer Carmelo Española and Sick/Tired vocalist Adam Jennings
The terrific Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans kicks off one of two Chicago performances in 2013 with Dana Hall’s Black Fire project Thursday night in Millennium Park.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is from the new Orrin Evans album, Flip the Script