| Jul 29, 2009
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...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:50 PM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
There’s a skip to Thom Yorke’s step from the get-go on his first album with Atoms for Peace, the side project the Radiohead singer introduced on tour in 2009-10.
Atoms for Peace includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers&...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:38 AM
The revered jazz bassist Charlie Haden hopes he can give a brief speech when he picks up his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy the day before the Grammys are broadcast on Feb. 10.
But Haden sometimes has difficulty speaking, and...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble: The Prince Project World Premiere
Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Franz Liszt did it. So did Gustav Mahler, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Anthony...
| Feb 8, 2013
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather in the Northeast and the resulting flight cancellations across the region, the 3 Cohens concert scheduled for Feb. 9 has been canceled. Tickets will be refunded at the Miniaci box office.
George Wein's Newport All-...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Since 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars have worked with avant-garde musicians like Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Burmese circle drum master Kyaw Kyaw Naing and DJ Spooky. They recorded Brian Eno's ambient Music for Airports, and they've performed with...
| Jan 5, 2013
During a midday hike along the cliffs of northern New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River, drummer Billy Martin walks on isolated paths spotted with melting snow.
"It's really beautiful," he says, panting. "There's nobody here."
His breath becomes...
| Dec 28, 2011
Originally from West Hartford, Conn., Matt Frazao moved to Baltimore to attend The Peabody Conservatory, where he earned a degree in classical guitar performance. At the start of 2009, he co-founded the Out of Your Head music collective with bassist...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Guitarist Pat Metheny is at the top of his game. For 30 years straight, he's been touring, playing well over a hundred shows a year. Some of his recent projects, like his automated orchestra adventure, weren't popular with critics, perhaps. But here's a...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 10:28 AM
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...