Artist Feature

Interview: Trumpeter Jacob Wick

Interview with Jacob Wick via Email, January 10-February 20, 2018 This is the third in a series of interviews that I have been conducting with musicians active in Mexico City. I had heard considerable praise of Wick by his contemporaries in New York prior to meeting him for the first time in Mexico City, where I

Feminist Jazz Review: A Conversation with Sarah Hughes

I took a bit of a sabbatical from this column to think. I needed to take some time to figure out what I wanted to say, and what it is I wanted to portray as time goes on. There are so many women in the world who play jazz. Many of them have passed away,

Artist Feature: Keir Neuringer

Keir Neuringer is one of the most exciting saxophonists to emerge in recent years and has established himself through the release of a number of records, including his monumental solo recording, Ceremonies Out of the Air, on New Atlantis in 2014. His latest record comes from the collaborative project Irreversible Entanglements, together with Camae Ayewa (known

September Artist Feature: Jeremiah Cymerman

Clarinetist, improviser, and sound artist Jeremiah Cymerman has emerged over the past decade as a key figure on the improvised music scene in New York City. In his work, he displays an interest in improvisation, electronic manipulation and production, and a variety of compositional approaches to solo and ensemble work. He has worked closely with

August Artist Feature: Lindsey Wilson and Reggie Sylvester

Lindsey Wilson is a singer-songwriter known originally for folk music who has moved into free jazz over the past couple of years with her band Lindsey Wilson and the Human Hearts Trio, featuring Michael Trotman (bass) and Reggie Sylvester (drums). The band also often guests the legendary multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter. Trotman’s origins are in R&B

July Artist Feature: Luke Stewart

Luke Stewart has emerged as one of the most exciting young bassists on the improvised music scene on the east coast. Based in Washington, DC, he plays regularly in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and has toured in Europe. He has gained considerable exposure playing with the James Brandon Lewis Trio and he also leads

Artist Feature: Richard Kamerman Discusses Upcoming 17-hour Performance, June 17

Richard Kamerman will be leading a 17-hour performance at Panoply Performance Lab on June 17. Beginning promptly at 7:06 am, the performance will conclude at midnight. Please come check out this groundbreaking piece–drop by and hear part or all of this monumental work. Below is an in-depth interview with the artist. Richard Kamerman has been

May Artist Feature: Michael Foster

Michael Foster is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist working in the fields of free improvisation, noise, free jazz, graphic & video notation, performance art, and other forms of weird music. Foster utilizes extensive preparations of his saxophone, augmenting it with amplification, objects, balloons, drum heads, vibrators, tapes, and samples as a method of subverting and queering

April Artist Feature: Chuck Bettis

Chuck Bettis was raised in fertile harDCore soil, nourished within Baltimore’s enigmatic avant-garde gatherings, and is currently blossoming in New York’s downtown musical tribe. His unique blend of electronics and throat has led him into various collaborations. He has performed live with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Jamie Saft, and Afrirampo to name a few. Some

February Artist Feature: Weasel Walter

Weasel Walter is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading the seminal punk-jazz/no-wave/brutal-prog band The Flying Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases. Seamlessly uniting the intensity and abstraction of improvised music with the nihilist aesthetics of extreme rock forms, Walter is committed to violent momentum, idiomatic unpredictability and rapid