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Costumes Are Mandatory: Ethan Iverson and Lee Konitz

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This record finds the eighty-five year old alto-saxophonist Lee Konitz playing in top form with his signature dry-ice tone and his measured economy of notes that somehow speaks volumes.

On the Culture Front: North Sea Jazz Festival and Beyond

Chris Kompanek | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

I found myself in Rotterdam this summer covering the North Sea Jazz Festival, one of the largest of its kind that takes place each year in the seaside Dutch town just outside of the more famous "dam."

Interview With Brad Mehldau on the Art of Solo Piano

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

I have interviewed the virtuosic pianist Brad Melhdau many times over the years. But this is the first time we focus exclusively on his approach to his solo work.

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for Oct. 26

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This Halloween week, the cast of Glee do the time warp, Sean Lennon goes acoustic, Bryan Ferry comes close to a Roxy Music reunion, Anne Sofie von Otter and Brad Mehldau fall in love, and Madlib's medicine show makes a stop at a '60s soul party.

Play > Skip: New Music for March 16

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This week, the Big Music Machine springs forward with some lively releases to celebrate the coming end of winter. The best sounds of the season are loud, warm and travel to the outer regions of musical exploration.