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  • Album review: Neneh Cherry and the Thing's 'The Cherry Thing'

     
    "I think I'm built to last," sings Neneh Cherry on "Cashback," the opening track on "The Cherry Thing," her cacophonic collaboration that is something of her comeback. Cherry started her career with the punk-influenced collective Rip Rig + Panic but......
  • Trumpeter Stephen Haynes brings his trio Parrhesia back to Real Art Ways on June 11

    Trumpeter Stephen Haynes brings his trio Parrhesia back to Real Art Ways on June 11
    When it comes to improvisation, “free” is a thorny word. In the context of avant-garde jazz, pioneered in the 1960s by Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra and others, it means free-form group...
  • Gen-X Nostalgia: Led Zeppelin IV turns 40, along with a generation of listeners

    Gen-X Nostalgia: Led Zeppelin IV turns 40, along with a generation of listeners
    I first heard Led Zeppelin IV, which turns 40 this year, on New Year’s Eve, 1983, when I was in sixth grade. My friend Chris Ward had an older brother, Tom, who was a Led Zeppelin fan. I can’t remember why, but Chris spent that New Year&...
  • Jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma Awarded $60,000 Pew Fellowship

    Jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma Awarded $60,000 Pew Fellowship
    The bassist is one of 12 Philadelphia musicians to win a Pew Fellowship, along with electronic musician Charles Cohen, poet CAConrad, guitarist/composer Chris Forsyth and poet Pattie McCarthy. Click here to read the announcement on Tacuma's website....
  • Bang on a Can All-Stars Play Avant-Garde Modern Music

    Mother’s Day, 1987. David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon, three young composers fresh out of Yale, stage a 12-hour marathon of new music at a gallery on lower Broadway in New York City. Double bassist Robert Black participates. “I...
  • David Liebman Quartet Play Wesleyan University in Middletown on July 19

    David Liebman Quartet Play Wesleyan University in Middletown on July 19
    David Liebman Quartet, July 19, Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown. Every time David Liebman takes the stage, one imagines the disembodied spirits of John Coltrane and Miles Davis nodding in approval. Ever since the 66-year-old...
  • Wesleyan University Press Celebrates a Music Maverick

    Wesleyan University Press Celebrates a Music Maverick
    Always In Trouble An Oral History of ESP-Disk', The Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 292 pages, $24.95 (paper), $11.99 eBook   While the music scene over the past half-century has been dominated by major...
  • The Noah Preminger Quartet plays Collinsville's Bridge Street Live on May 6

    The Noah Preminger Quartet plays Collinsville's Bridge Street Live on May 6
    For a relatively young jazz musician, tenor saxman Noah Preminger is as seasoned as it gets. As a leader and sideman, the 25-year-old Canton, Conn. native has gigged with some of the biggest names in New York, people like Dave Holland, Fred Hersch, Dave...
  • George Russell dies at 86; composer influenced the evolution of jazz

    George Russell dies at 86; composer influenced the evolution of jazz
    George Russell, a composer, educator and theorist who had a powerful effect on the jazz forms and methods that have evolved from the 1950s to the present, has died. He was 86. A MacArthur Foundation Award winner, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz...
  • Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70

    Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
    Freddie Hubbard, widely regarded as the most gifted jazz trumpeter of the post-bebop '60s and '70s, died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 70. The cause of death was attributed to complications from a heart attack he suffered Nov....
  • New CDs: Charlie Haden, Kings of Leon, TV on the Radio

    New CDs: Charlie Haden, Kings of Leon, TV on the Radio
    Charlie Haden Family & Friends (Decca) * * * The stereotypical disconnect between the worlds of jazz and country music was beautifully crystallized many years ago when celebrated drummer Buddy Rich was in the hospital. Just before going into surgery,...
  • Calendar: events from January to March 2008

    ARIZONA Musicfest 2008 A Southwest winter musical festival brings 13 concerts during a five-week stretch to venues in northern Scottsdale and Carefree. Pianist André Watts, a guest star, will perform Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto; the Musicfest Chorus...