Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys at Greenwich House Music School

The late trumpeter Bill Dixon was famous for his use of space and silence in his music as his “second instrument.” Percussionist Mike Pride‘s compositions and performance last night at Greenwich House with his band From Bacteria to Boys displayed a very different approach to the use of silence to great effect. Pride’s music is both intricate and

Intriguing Duos at Douglass Street Music Collective

Musician-run spaces are the places to go if one wants to see the genesis of music and ideas in action and in this regard, Douglass Street Music Collective has been the leader of the pack. This past Thursday, May 16, the venue witnessed three interesting pairings: pianist Kris Davis and percussionist Andrew Drury, tenor saxophonist Ingrid

Josh Sinton’s Ideal Bread Boldly Reinterprets Lacy at La Sala in Williamsburg

Reedist Josh Sinton led a profound performance of his band Ideal Bread at La Sala last Thursday night with band mates Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and Adam Hopkins (bass). The band was originally formed to play and reinterpret songs by the late soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy (with whom Sinton studied), and Sinton continues to dig for

Ingrid Laubrock – Mary Halvorson Duo Displays Telepathic Connection

The small crowd gathered at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center last night found that their efforts in braving the cold and the wind were not without reward. Ingrid Laubrock, the Brooklyn-transplanted German tenor saxophonist, and Mary Halvorson, a guitarist originally from Boston, continued to extend their joint musical vocabulary. Both rising stars on New York’s creative music