Live – Jazz: The Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble at the Jazz Bakery

By Don Heckman The countdown to the conclusion of the Jazz Bakery’s 16 year run in its Helms Bakery location continued Friday night with a performance typifying the venue’s consistently high quality programming. The Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble — with pianist Childs, guitarist Larry Koonse, bassist Scott Colley, harpist Carol Robbins, saxophonist/flutist Bob Sheppard… Read More Live – Jazz: The Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble at the Jazz Bakery

Jon Hassell and the Art of Suggestion

by Casey Dolan Jon Hassell has built a lauded career by playing short enigmatic statements on his trumpet, incorporating music from various cultures and gradually enhancing his compositions with a greater use of electronics. The result is rarely a concrete musical statement, but rather a collection of intimations, or, perhaps, intimacies. From his groundbreaking work… Read More Jon Hassell and the Art of Suggestion