Saxophonist Charles Lloyd’s groundbreaking groups in the 1960s brought post-Coltrane improv to rock audiences, but behind the catchy tunes and dancea(...)

In keeping with the spirit of the times, Lucinda Williams’s new double-album of crafted, mostly saturnine Americana is weighed down with woe. De(...)

Composer/arranger Mike Gibbs and guitarist Bill Frisell have been listening to one another since they met at Berklee in the mid-1970s. (Gibbs was c(...)

Jakob Bro: Gefion | Album Review
  • Music
  • February 27, 2015, 11:00

Much is made of the difference between European and American jazz, but the most interesting players are often those with a foot on each shore – Kei(...)

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

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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(...)