Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey have been married to each other since 2010 and playing together since 2007, working as a duo as well as within larger ensembles, where they’ve collaborated with avant-garde jazz musicians such as Tim Berne and Mary Halvorson. Though the duo initially focused on improvisational music, a 2016 tour […]
Tim Berne comes to town Tuesday with a different group, Broken Shadows, that celebrates the music of Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, and Julius Hemphill.
Berlin-based bassist Hayden Prosser has a distinctly European aesthetic, albeit influenced by Americans such as Tim Berne and Jim Black.
In press materials for his intense new album, Incidentals (ECM), reedist and composer Tim Berne notes that the addition of guitarists Ryan Ferreira and David Torn (who also produced the record) grants some leeway to his core quartet, Snakeoil. The guitarists mostly work to fill out the sound field, letting Berne and clarinetist Oscar Noriega […]
Her recent album Binary uses code, patterns, and transliteration to create music.
Drummer Jim Black, pianist Elias Stemeseder, and bassist Thomas Morgan test the strength of their tunes by subjecting them to off-kilter rhythms and disorderly improvisations.
The language of jazz affords instant collaborations—New York reedist Oscar Noriega performs Sunday with a first-time combo of Chicagoans.
Ches Smith, who rolls through Chicago next week in Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, easily straddles ideas from both jazz and rock in his great quintet These Arches.
A conversation with bassist Devin Hoff about his April residency in Chicago
Veteran bassist Michael Formanek is operating at full speed again
This year’s Umbrella Music Festival features Franz Hautzinger, Ab Baars, Sten Sandell, Tim Berne, John Butcher, Marshall Allen, and Mary Halvorson.