Italian pianist Stefano Bollani is a cheerful soul, on record and in person. For his latest release, recorded in New York last summer, he has recruite(...)

The Gloaming lineup: Thomas Bartlett, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill

There are some nights that illuminate your mind for a long time afterwards. A Sunday in January at the National Concert Hall. A packed room exuding(...)

Shara Worden, aka My Brightest Diamond, who will be taking part in this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival, which begins on August 8th

Secret concerts, artists-in-residence, a grand ensemble finale and surprise guests are all in store for this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival (KAF), whi(...)

Live Foyn Friis “crafts an earthy, shamanic sound that is equal parts folk, jazz, indy and country”

The theme of the 12 Points festival is that there is no theme, and that’s its strength – over the course of each festival, all planets in the m(...)

John Scofield: one of ‘the big 75’ of contemporary jazz guitar

It’s the week of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, and I’m in a taxi heading into downtown Manhattan. Images of the four fres(...)

Paul Motian
  • Music
  • July 19, 2013, 00:00

Paul Motian’s place in the jazz firmament was already assured when, in the early 1970s and at the relatively advanced age of 41, the drummer signed(...)

RALPH ALESSI & FRED HERSCH Only Many Cam Jazz HHH Pianist Fred Hersch is a master of many forms, from solo piano to large ensembles, but he(...)