Promoting the release of his band’s second album, “Director,” at Union Pool in Brooklyn, this guitarist played expandable riffs with interludes of anything goes.
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The rigorous, even-toned Chicago clarinetist James Falzone takes the role of his instrument in the history of improvised music seriously.
Sick Feeling, from Brooklyn, and Obliterations, from Los Angeles, brought their speed and drama to Saint Vitus in Brooklyn.
Ben Ratliff and Jon Pareles discuss the 28-year old singer, songwriter and producer.
The saxophonist had a week of shows at the Village Vanguard that on Friday included Steve Coleman, also on sax, and the drummer Milford Graves.
The saxophonist Mr. Mahanthappa and Father John Misty, a singer-songwriter, release new albums.
A group of keepers and presenters of a cultural and musical tradition of Bali, the Gamelan Dharma Swara ensemble, performed at Le Poisson Rouge.