Stories about Jazz

New Music: ‘Who Sent You?’ asks free jazz combo Irreversible Entanglements

In an uncertain time, the quintet asks essential questions and pushes improvisation into a moving statement.

New Music: Rejoicer’s ‘Spiritual Sleaze’ brings attention to the Israeli beat scene

The Tel Aviv-based producer's latest is full of dreamy, hallucinatory vibes and textures from outer space.

The wonder-chops of Thundercat

The LA bass wiz blends smooth pop sounds with deep knowledge and wry humor. Catch him at Fox Theatre, Fri/6.

Ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke still defines contemporary cool

A reissue of 'Mulatu of Africa' helped fuel the club jazz renaissance—Astatke himself appears two nights at UC Theatre.

New music: Jeff Parker’s ‘Suite for Max Brown’ is jazz for a digital world

The Chicago guitarist's great new record pays tribute to his mother, utilizing cut-ups, loops, and other techniques.

Noise Pop’s latest round showcases newcomers

Among more familiar names like Washed Out and Lower Dens are fresh gems Victoria Canal, Angelica Garcia, more

Comedian Moshe Kasher’s ‘Crowd Surfing’ album mortifies, delights

Oakland's self-proclaimed 'Phil Donahue of the Internet Age' works the room like a hilarious punk-rock savant.

New Music: Werkha strikes dance floor gold with ‘The Rigour’

UK artist's five-track EP breaks into singular territory, with spaceship synths and a jazz-inflected approach.

All Ears: 17 music releases to look forward to in 2020

Future funk, post-grunge, global Creole, surf rock, avant pop, and more on the musical menu for the new year.

LA producer Elusive steps into a fidgety ‘Ambient Void’

The scene fixture's latest builds minaiture worlds from cascading synths, vinyl crackles, and flush atmospherics.