Posts Tagged ‘Matthew Shipp’

‘Twas the Weekend Before Christmas: Jazz Setlist, December 18-24

In the Jeff Cosgrove Trio, the music is intense, often fiery and fast; just as often, though, it's moody, meditative, even lyrical—and that includes the drums.

Jazz Setlist, April 11-17: The Blackbyrds and Lots of CD Release Shows

Friday, April 12
The passing of trumpeter Donald Byrd, as we've noted before, bore particular significance for the District. But even with lofty achievements like the legitimizing of jazz within academia, and at Howard University in particular, Byrd's musical legacy was most obviously distilled in The Blackbyrds. To form the ensemble, Byrd rounded up some of his [...]

Jazz Setlist, November 3-9: From Flute to Banjo

Friday, November 4
The trajectory of Bill Haymon is certainly the opposite of most jazz musicians'. To wit, he started in New York—born and raised—worked his way into the jazz scene there as a flutist (and erstwhile tenor saxophonist), and eventually moved to D.C.. Ask Haymon, though, and he'll tell you that he never took his [...]

Festival Watch: Umbrella, Troika, All Tomorrow’s Parties

A semi-regular look at music festival news, rumors, and gossip
2009 Umbrella Music Festival: Our pals over at the Chicago Reader noted in their ’09 Fall Arts Guide that the Umbrella Music Festival “is eclipsed only by the Chicago Jazz Festival as the most impressive and adventurous jazz event of the year.” Since those guys seem [...]

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