Cisco Bradley

October Artist Feature: Guitarist Ava Mendoza

Guitarist/composer Ava Mendoza has a residency at the Stone this coming week, October 25-30, one of the most anticipated events of the Fall season. Having moved to New York from the Bay Area in 2014, Mendoza has had a major impact on the improvised music scene here via a sound that is all her own.

Review: Pascal Niggenkemper – Talking Trash

Pascal Niggenkemper’s Le 7eme Continent Talking Trash (Clean Feed, 2016) Players like bassist-composer Pascal Niggenkemper exemplify the fact that, while there is undeniably a New York jazz scene, creative music in the boroughs is about so much more than just geography. While he now calls Paris home, Niggenkemper, who is of French-German descent and studied

Review: Moor Mother – Fetish Bones

Just a handful of times in any given generation, there is a record that screams out with such overwhelming force, such a level of unwavering vitality, a product of the organic creative process made necessary by the social context of the artistry, that it demands we all stop what we are doing and give it

Playlist for the Week of October 10, 2016

Moor Mother – Fetish Bones (Don Giovanni, 2016) [vinyl] Colter Frazier-Rob Wallace Duo (pfMentum, 2007) Keefe Jackson, Jim Baker, Julian Kirshner – The Noisy Miner (Astral Spirits, 2016) [cassette] The Moon – Good and Evil (577 Records, 2013) Perihelion – self-titled (Aerophonic, 2016) Dan Peck & Bryan Reeder – 1685: Handel, Scarlatti, and Bach (Tubapede,