The Playlist: Christine and the Queens’ Clever Pop, and 8 More New Songs

The Playlist: Christine and the Queens’ Clever Pop, and eight More New Songs

Hear tracks by Future, Rayland Baxter, the Ophelias and others. ImageThe video for the brand new Christine and the Queens track “Doesn’t Matter” begins out playful however ends combative. Héloïse Letissier, the French songwriter who releases her digital pop as Christine and the Queens, usually makes simultaneous statements by way of songs and choreographed video […]

Pianist Henry Butler dead at 69

Pianist Henry Butler useless at 69

If you like New Orleans-style piano or just subscribe to pleasure, the music of Henry Butler can be welcome in your house. Gospel, old style rhythm and blues, Caribbean-tinged jazz and, after all, that signature syncopated New Orleans sound made famend by musical luminaries like Jellyroll Morton and Professor Longhair–Butler may play all of it. […]

13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend

13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend

GEORGE COLEMAN QUINTET at Jazz Standard (by way of July eight, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Mr. Coleman has a heat and ample sound on the tenor saxophone, however he improvises with streamlined focus. As a bandleader, this 83-year-old National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master encourages his combo to embrace an open, freewheeling method to […]

Henry Butler, Quintessential New Orleans Pianist, Is Dead at 69

Henry Butler, Quintessential New Orleans Pianist, Is Dead at 69

Six weeks after the hurricane, main New Orleans musicians gathered to report because the New Orleans Social Club, a lineup that included Mr. Butler, Mr. Neville, the guitarist Leo Nocentelli, the bassist George Porter Jr. of the Meters and plenty of company. Their album, “Sing Me Back Home,” was launched in 2006. The group reconvened […]

Wynton Marsalis Provokes Again With Head-Scratching ‘Ever Fonky Lowdown’

Wynton Marsalis Provokes Again With Head-Scratching ‘Ever Fonky Lowdown’

IMANI UZURI AND MIKE LADD The Kitchen, June 28 As a part of “On Whiteness,” the poet Claudia Rankine’s five-week, multidisciplinary interrogation on the Kitchen, Vijay Iyer was invited to assemble a four-night sequence of performances addressing racial identification and in search of angles of assault towards white supremacy. On Day four, back-to-back live shows […]

The Playlist: Lost (and Found) John Coltrane, and 10 More New Songs

The Playlist: Lost (and Found) John Coltrane, and 10 More New Songs

Hear releases by Chaka Khan, Mitski, Meek Mill and others. ImageThe John Coltrane file “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album,” which was recorded in 1963 and stashed away, arrives on Friday.CreditGai Terrell/Redferns, by way of Getty Images By 1963, when he recorded “Both Directions at Once,” the long-lost album out Friday, John Coltrane was […]

13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend

13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Jazz AL DI MEOLA at Town Hall (June 30, eight p.m.). This irrepressible guitar virtuoso stepped ahead within the late 1970s, when jazz-rock fusion’s first life cycle was nearing the top. His playing related the flaying fireworks of John McLaughlin with the glossier radiance of 1980s stars like Mike Stern. But his dazzling, surefire electrical […]

BRIC JazzFest Headliners Include Meshell Ndegeocello and Stefon Harris

BRIC JazzFest Headliners Include Meshell Ndegeocello and Stefon Harris

Tickets go on sale this week for the BRIC JazzFest, which is able to return Oct. 13-20 for its fourth annual version, culminating as regular in a three-night marathon on the BRIC House in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Marathon live performance headliners embody the trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, the singer and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello, the […]

Justin Brown Is a Monster on Drums. Now He’s a Bandleader, Too.

Justin Brown Is a Monster on Drums. Now He’s a Bandleader, Too.

“It’s almost like he has an unlimited number of graphs going on at the same time, and they’re all grooving,” Mr. Akinmusire stated. As a end result, when making an attempt out concepts over Mr. Brown’s beats, he added, “almost anything works.” Mr. Bruner is simply as succinct. “Justin is a monster, to say the […]

The Playlist: Paul McCartney’s Smooth Tunes, and 13 More New Songs

The Playlist: Paul McCartney’s Smooth Tunes, and 13 More New Songs

Hear tracks from Nine Inch Nails, Juice WRLD, Tomberlin, Prophet and others. ImagePaul McCartney previewed a brand new album due in September, “Egypt Station,” with two singles.CreditRob Grabowski/Invision, by way of Rob Grabowski/Invision/Ap Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and movies — and […]