Hot Jazz in a Veterans Club Basement in Harlem

Hot Jazz in a Veterans Club Basement in Harlem

On a Sunday afternoon in February, the staccato chords and rousing bass strains of a Hammond B-Three organ shook the partitions of American Legion Post 398 in Harlem. Ba-ba-doo-dee-dee-deep. Bum-ba-ba-ba-bummm. Hundreds of individuals had crammed into the common-or-garden basement bar to pay tribute to the organ’s proprietor, the musician Seleno Clarke, who had died in […]

Review: American Composers Orchestra Brings Jazz to Classical, Effortlessly

Review: American Composers Orchestra Brings Jazz to Classical, Effortlessly

Its referentiality recalled a winking method to pop-music covers that Mr. Iverson has helped excellent, in several ensembles. And his punchy piano half — typically shadowed by a thumping bass drum — drew from the identical playfully advanced model as a few of his items for the Bad Plus (a trio he labored in for […]

15 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend

15 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend

TAMMY FAYE STARLITE at Joe’s Pub (April 11, 9:30 p.m.). The 1978 album “Some Girls” would possibly symbolize the final time the Rolling Stones have been actually harmful. Its risqué mix of shimmying disco, insinuating R&B, appalling stereotypes and outright nonsense has endured by means of 40 years. The singer and efficiency artist Tammy Faye […]

March in Live Jazz: 5 Standout Shows

March in Live Jazz: 5 Standout Shows

But at Jazz Standard on Wednesday, there was no solution to keep away from desirous about paternal inheritance. Performing with a trio, Mr. Coltrane welcomed a particular visitor, Tomoki Sanders, a fellow tenor saxophonist and the son of Pharoah Sanders, who carried out with John Coltrane in his closing years and carried the spiritual-jazz mantle […]

14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend

14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in NYC This Weekend

LAURA STEVENSON at Sunnyvale (March 31, Eight:30 p.m.). Ms. Stevenson hasn’t launched an album since “Cocksure,” in 2015, however that LP had sufficient high-wattage power-pop hooks to final — see “Torch Song” and “Jellyfish,” each of which sound as electrical as ever three years later. Hear what she has gotten as much as since then […]

Dan Weiss’s Starebaby Mines the Loud Ground Where Jazz and Metal Meet

Dan Weiss’s Starebaby Mines the Loud Ground Where Jazz and Metal Meet

In January, an viewers on the New School was handled to a stunning sonic shift: placid jazz rapidly evolving into punishing steel. The instrumental quintet Starebaby started performing “The Memory of My Memory” in ballad mode, easing right into a swaying, dreamlike melody. But earlier than lengthy, the tempo began to stutter and swim, and […]