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Ugly Beauty

The Month In Jazz – May 2020

It’s easy to get comfortable with your idea of what jazz is, when it’s happening right in front of you. But when there are no…
Phil Freeman | May 20, 2020 - 12:08 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – January 2020

Has Winter Jazzfest peaked? When I was out exploring the annual weekend marathon (105 performances spread across 11 venues), it felt significantly less manic and…
Phil Freeman | January 20, 2020 - 1:19 pm

The Week In Pop

Christmas On Halloween IV: New Holiday Albums That May Or May Not Sleigh

It's tradition: Every year, on Halloween, we publish a roundup of new Christmas albums and other assorted holiday music popping off this season. We did…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2019 - 1:00 pm

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Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – January 2020

Has Winter Jazzfest peaked? When I was out exploring the annual weekend marathon (105 performances spread across 11 venues), it felt significantly less manic and…
Phil Freeman | January 20, 2020 - 1:19 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – August 2019

One of the most fascinating things about avant-garde jazz and improvised music is the methods people use to impose structure, while still allowing plenty of…
Phil Freeman | August 23, 2019 - 12:36 pm

Thom Yorke – “Daily Battles” (Feat. Flea)

A few weeks back we learned Thom Yorke had written a new song called "Daily Battles" for Edward Norton's new film adaptation of the book…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2019 - 9:37 am

Thom Yorke Contributes New Song “Daily Battles” To Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn

Radiohead and Edward Norton both became huge stars in the late '90s, and they became pals along the way. Back in 2016, the band and…
Chris DeVille | July 29, 2019 - 11:04 am

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – July 2019

Turbaned organist Dr. Lonnie Smith performs at the Jazz Standard a couple of times a year, it seems. I like some of his recent albums,…
Phil Freeman | July 19, 2019 - 10:23 am

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – April 2019

Earlier this month, I saw a show that wasn't just a great night of live music, it was a model that other musicians, clubs and…
Phil Freeman | April 26, 2019 - 1:53 pm

Wynton Marsalis Shares Statement Following Controversial Rap Comments

Yesterday, the veteran jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, who has been a divisive force in both his genre and in culture in general for…
Tom Breihan | May 23, 2018 - 9:21 am