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Looking back on this year, I find myself still listening to a ton of records that came out in 2009. In fact here’s a list of records that probably would have replaced 7 of these picks, had they been released a few months later: Gretchen Parlato – In a Dream Sarah Jarosz – Song up […]

In the past two weeks i’ve seen three of the most amazing shows all under the umbrella term ‘jazz’. The first was the Maria Schneider Orchestra – an ensemble in the historically traditional ‘big band’ instrumentation playing music informed by Gil Evans, world music rhythms, and rarely but occasionally swinging. The result is something that […]

Tonight I had the opportunity to see a group comprised of six amazing individual players: Tom Harrel, George Cables, Dave Liebman, Billy Drummond, Lonnie Plaxico, and Jeremy Pelt. If you know anything about any of these players you might be thinking to yourself: “I would never guess in a million years that I would hear […]

Before I get into this week’s picks, I just want to talk about the experience that was the Search & Restore Benefit concert last night. 23 Artists donated their time to create something that was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The music was so full of life and completely in the moment. I cried when Andrew […]

This week is a tough one – all three members of ‘Sometymes Why’ play at different venues on Saturday night. How do I choose?!? Tuesday is easy though, four amazing bands one after the other at different venues near one another in the Lower East Side. Tuesday Andrew and Noah Band + Birdhive Boys @ […]