Sasha Frere-Jones

Sasha Frere-Jones is a musician and writer who was born and raised in Brooklyn. He founded Ui in 1990; the band toured and recorded until 2010. Frere-Jones was the pop critic of the New Yorker from March 2004 to December 2014 and was anthologized six times in Da Capo's Best Music Writing series. He left The Times in 2016.
The Necks and vortex of sound that makes the jazz trio among the world's greatest forces in music

The jazz trio the Necks communicate invisibly as they perform their hourlong songs. We head inside the music.

  • Appreciation
A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg: Hip-hop's quintessential New Yorker

Sasha Frere-Jones talks about the legacy of A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg, who died Tuesday at 45.