Twenty-five years ago, Fred Anderson and Toshinori Kondo recorded a live quartet record with drummer Hamid Drake and bassist Tatsu Aoki that’s only now seeing release.
The members of Extraordinary Popular Delusions bring vast and varied experience to this underappreciated ensemble’s regular weekly shows—which follow no rules but their own.
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.
More than 12 years after her blazing debut on the Chicago jazz scene, trumpeter Jaimie Branch releases Fly or Die, her first album as a bandleader.
Theaster Gates and Ken Vandermark join pianist Jason Moran in an oral history of their evolving Chicago collaboration Looks of a Lot.
The ubiquitous sideman returns with his second album as a leader.
A stellar group of Fred Anderson collaborators pays homage to the late saxophonist Tuesday night at the Jazz Showcase.
DJ Shadow, Mario Diaz de Leon, Incantation, the Catburglars, Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly with Roscoe Mitchell, Grinderman, and other notable shows
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Blonde Redhead, Deerhunter, the Gories, the Legendary Pink Dots, Suffocation, and more
New York trombonist Steve Swell and Polish reedist Mikolaj Trzaska play duets and improvise with some Chicagoans at the Velvet Lounge on Wednesday night.
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Justin Townes Earle, Happy Birthday, Katatonia, Male Bonding, Peter Stampfel, Suuns, and more
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Clare & the Reasons, Slayer, Unsane, Rayon Beach, the A Frames, and more
Critic’s Choices and other notable shows: Zomes, Night Beats, Andrew W.K., the Aram Shelton Quartet, Seu Jorge & Almaz, Bob Log III, and more
Tenor-sax giant Fred Anderson and the community he sustained
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Black Mountain, Bastard Noise, Zoroaster,
the Unthanks, and more