Best Recording 2017 – Tyshawn Sorey’s Verisimilitude

Verisimilitude Tyshawn Sorey Tyshawn Sorey, drums, percussion, composer; Cory Smythe, piano, toy piano, electronics; Chris Tordini, bass Pi Records PI70 Tyshawn Sorey has had quite a year of musical accomplishments. After recently finishing up his doctorate at Columbia, he succeeded Anthony Braxton on the faculty at Wesleyan University, won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and receivedContinue reading “Best Recording 2017 – Tyshawn Sorey’s Verisimilitude”

Aaron Parks Trio at Smalls (Performance Review)

Aaron Parks Trio Smalls Live June 16, 2017 By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – Nestled snuggly in the midst of Greenwich Village, Smalls Live is an intimate space, but a vital one for the jazz scene. Over the past decade, the venue has hosted thousands of performances – 11,000 of them are archived onContinue reading “Aaron Parks Trio at Smalls (Performance Review)”

Thurston Moore and John Moloney: Full Bleed – Caught on Tape

Full Bleed: Caught on Tape Thurston Moore and John Moloney Northern Spy It can be easy to frame an artist based on their most prominent or recent work. But while Thurston Moore has increasingly of late been involved in songwriting and poetry, one shouldn’t forget his roots in avant improv. Full Bleed: Caught on TapeContinue reading “Thurston Moore and John Moloney: Full Bleed – Caught on Tape”