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Some of My Favorite (Recorded) Things of 2015

Here are records that were released in 2015 (except where noted) that I found myself repeatedly listening to and really enjoying. I can’t vouch that these are the best albums of the year, but I sure like them. 1,585 more words



Much is made of Norway’s Shining (not to be confused with the Swedish band of the same name) and their blending of extreme metal and jazz. 498 more words

Burning Ambulance

Butch Morris - Current Trends In Racism In Modern America (A Work In Progress) (1986)

Butch Morris: conduction, composition
John Zorn: alto sax, game calls
Frank Lowe: tenor sax
Tom Cora: cello
Zeena Parkins: harp
Brandon Ross: guitar
Curtis Clark: piano… 26 more words

Free Jazz

Friday the 13th

6th track off the album ‘The Last Judgement‘ from Moonchild, one of my favourite bands, directed by John Zorn. And: Joey Baron: Drums, Trevor Dunn: Bass, John Medeski: Organ, Mike Patton: Voice.


Robocobra Quartet - Iwazaru/Mizaru

In the way that groups like The Bad Plus, GoGo Penguin and EST reimagined the piano trio as a way of creating a mongrel breed of jazz, rock and electronica in a much more in-in-your-face style than many jazz audiences were used to, Robocobra Quartet re-imagines the horn led quartet as a strange brooding, post-punk beast that takes as many queues from post-hardcore groups like… 549 more words

1420 / The Jazz cathedral / NYC

Second show at the tiny, but amazing Village Vanguard. The Jazz cathedral!


Selected Events (11/08) + Today’s Featured Pub (Times Square/ Theater District)

Today’s SUPER 7 > SUNDAY / NOV. 08, 2015

“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to.” We make it as easy as 1-2-3. 1,656 more words