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Review: Brian Chase and Zeena Parkins Live at San Damiano Church, Brooklyn

On Monday, August 20, drummer Brian Chase and harpist Zeena Parkins played a series of groundbreaking pieces at San Damiano Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was one of those electric New York evenings. When I arrived at the venue, there was a line outside of pensive audience members ready to experience something new and unexpected.

Solidarity with New York Musicians

At Jazz Right Now, we have been positively overwhelmed by the response to our recent post about challenges faced by members of the musicians’ community. The post went viral on social media and drew many vocal supporters. In consultation with the musicians involved, we have elected to remove the post to avoid any possible backlash

Solidarity with New York Musicians [Updated Post]

At Jazz Right Now, we have been positively overwhelmed by the response to our recent post about challenges faced by members of the musicians’ community. The post went viral on social media and drew many vocal supporters. In consultation with the musicians involved, we have elected to remove the post to avoid any possible backlash

Playlist for the Week of August 20, 2018

Unconscious Collective – Pleistocene Moon (Tofu Carnage, 2014) [vinyl] Mahobin – Live at Big Apple in Kobe (Libra, 2018) Leroy Jenkins & The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra – For Players Only (JCOA, 1975) [vinyl] Alexander von Schlippenbach & Aki Takase – Live at Cafe Amores (No Business, 2018) Cuong Vu 4-tet – Change in the Air (Rare Noise, 2018) Dave Rempis,

Artist Feature: Guitarist Jessica Ackerley

Jessica Ackerley is a leading guitarist in her generation of improvisers and experimentalists in Brooklyn today. Originally from Alberta, and having trained at Grant MacEwan and Rutgers, she has played with many contemporary figures since arriving in New York City in 2013. Her debut record as a leader, Coalesce, was one of the underground surprises of

Review: Jason Kao Hwang Ensemble at Bushwick Public House, Aug 13, 2018

Jason Kao Hwang (violin) brought collaborators Stomu Takeishi (electric bass) and Michael T.A. Thompson (drums) to Bushwick Public House last night for a dynamic set of improvisations. The music was fully improvised, riveting throughout, and evolved impressively from beginning to end. The piece had four distinct sections, giving the set the feeling of a suite with

Playlist for the Week of August 6, 2018

Don Dietrich & Ben Hall – Spitfire (What the …? Records, 2011) [vinyl] Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore – Three Less Than Between (Clean Feed, 2009) Thumbscrew – Theirs (Cuneiform, 2018) TMT Trio – Star Ballad (self-released, 2017) Shay Hazan – Good Morning Universe (No Business, 2018) Bobby Naughton, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson – The Haunt (No Business, 2018) Satoko Fujii &

Playlist for the Week of July 30, 2018

Dave Rempis, Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams – Ithra (Aerophonic, 2018) Magda Mayas & Jim Denley – Tempe Jetz (Relative Pitch, 2017) Nate Wooley – Battle Pieces 2 (Relative Pitch, 2017) Talibam + Matt Nelson & Ron Stabinsky – Hard Vibe (ESP-Disk, 2017) Ole Theill, Thomas Agergaard, Kim Kristensen – Other Species (1997) Thumbscrew – Ours (Cuneiform, 2018) John Butcher, John Edwards,

Playlist for the Week of July 23, 2018

Anteloper (Jaimie Branch, Jason Nazary) – Kudu (International Anthem, 2018) [cassette] Dietrich – self-titled (Pica Disk, 2017) Welf Dorr Unit – Blood (Chant Records, 2018) Myra Melford, Zeena Parkins, Miya Masaoka – MZM (Infrequent Seams, 2018) Dennis Gonzalez – Yells at Eels (1Car Garage, 2012) [vinyl] Matt Lavelle & Reggie Sylvester – Retrograde (ESP-Disk, 2018) J. Peter Schwalm – How We

Interview: Gibrán Andrade

After seeing Gibrán Andrade lead his band Géiser at El Quinto Piso in Mexico City on December 30, 2017, I managed to sit down with him at the cafe El Chalet on New Years’ Day to talk with him about his music. Andrade is a drummer, saxophonist, composer, and educator active in Mexico City who has toured