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NYT > Music
Bob Belden, Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Historian, Dies at 58
Mr. Belden, a musician, composer, arranger, bandleader and record producer, was part reformist and part conservationist in the world of jazz. Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Florence Welch Slows Down the Machine for the Band’s Next Album
While Florence and the Machine rose by celebrating elaborate, dramatic artifice, its new album is rawer and less adorned, with Florence Welch detailing a failed relationship. Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Franklin James Fisher on Protests, the South and an Algiers Album
An impeccably timed debut album combines the ambient doom of the days after the financial crisis and the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore with a critique of the systems responsible. Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Chicano Batman Serves Latin Rock With ’60s Spice
Chicano Batman — blending cumbia, bolero, vallenato and Brazilian pop experimentalism with soul vocals and twin guitars — plays three gigs in New York City this week. Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Manfred Honeck to Conduct New York Philharmonic
The violinist Augustin Hadelich will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish” in the concert. Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Jason Vieaux And Yolanda Kondonassis: Tiny Desk Concert
Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:03:16 -0400
Drum Fill Friday, With SĹŤ Percussion
This week's Drum Fill Friday guest quizmasters are from the internationally acclaimed ensemble SĹŤ Percussion. Hear the fill and match it to the piece. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:03:16 -0400
Bruce Brubaker's Flowing, Meditative Glass
In Philip Glass' music, the pianist shifts between delicate oscillation and stormy arpeggios. Tue, 19 May 2015 08:26:00 -0400
After 42 Years, Juilliard String Quartet Cellist To Step Down
Joel Krosnick, who has been a member of the quartet since 1974, has decided to retire in 2016 and focus on his teaching at the Juilliard School. He says he "will miss every single note." Mon, 18 May 2015 15:01:00 -0400
After Thaw, Minnesota Orchestra Returns To Cuba
This week, the ensemble became the first professional U.S. orchestra since 1999 to play in Cuba — 86 years after its first visit to Havana. Sun, 17 May 2015 08:49:00 -0400
parterre box
Up to speed
"New York is great. Opera is great. They deserve each other. So what can we do to get them together? Who can show us how it’s done? We need to ask the Germans." Fri, 22 May 2015 18:46:33 +0000
A committee should be organized
On this day in 2015 it was announced that Cecilia Bartoli would sing the role of Maria in West Side Story at the 2016 Salzburg Pfingstfestspiele, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, no less! Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:47 +0000
My day at the polls has come to an end, I know
The results are in for the 2015 Pubie Awards, cher public, and may La Cieca just say that you could knocked her over with featheras some of the results! Thu, 21 May 2015 19:56:16 +0000
How’s your head?
Now here's a competition for a parterrian: the Bayerische Staatsoper is looking for a drag performer to lip sync the final scene from Salome! Thu, 21 May 2015 16:24:06 +0000
Here she is, boys!
On this day in 1959 Gypsy opened at the Broadway Theater, to run 702 performances. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:55:48 +0000
The New Yorker:  Arts & Culture
Sasha Frere-Jones: The new R. & B.
R.​& B. has always constituted a large part of pop music. But, more than a decade ago, when Beyoncé was a member of Destiny’s Child, R. & B. was a genre like many others, healthy but not dominant. ’NSync, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Louis Menand: How women got in on the Civil Rights Act.
Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Goings On About Town: Movies
goatcategory--> NOW PLAYING Begin Again Another sappy but engaging musical fable from the Irish writer and director John Carney, who made “Once.” In New York, a high-minded and depressive singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley)—a British Joni Mitchell, perhaps, whose music seems crossed with . . . Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Emily Nussbaum: “Being Mary Jane” review.
In the first episode of “Being Mary Jane,” a cable-news anchor (Gabrielle Union) gets a booty call. While her drunk boyfriend waits outside the door, she plucks off her bandanna, hides her vibrator in a drawer, and frenziedly strips her wall of yellow stickies, on which she . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Briefly Noted book reviews.
paragraph class=no-indent> ASTONISH ME, by Maggie Shipstead (Knopf). Set in the world of ballet, this gripping novel spans three decades, starting in the mid-seventies, when Joan, a young American dancer, helps a Baryshnikov-like star defect from the Soviet . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT

NYT > Jazz
Bob Belden, Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Historian, Dies at 58
Mr. Belden, a musician, composer, arranger, bandleader and record producer, was part reformist and part conservationist in the world of jazz. Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Jazz Listings for May 22-28
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Bruce Lundvall, Who Revived Blue Note Jazz Label, Dies at 79
Mr. Lundvall, who led Blue Note for 25 years, added some of the greatest jazz musicians of the age to the label while expanding its success into other genres with artists like Willie Nelson, Al Green and Norah Jones. Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Jerome Cooper, a Multitextured Jazz Percussionist, Dies at 68
Mr. Cooper, known for rigorous precision and layers of sound, was a member of the influential jazz trio the Revolutionary Ensemble. Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Tyondai Braxton Talks About Punk, Percussion and Dad
Mr. Braxton, growing up in the 1990s, was inspired by Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Edgard Varèse and his own father. Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400

Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' In Concert
The music of the saxophonist's three-CD, nearly three-hour work comes to life in its full glory, assisted by his long-time working band, a choir, strings and plenty of special guests. Fri, 22 May 2015 17:40:00 -0400
Joe Temperley: 'No Greater Sound On Earth'
The baritone saxophonist has performed in some of the best big bands that ever were — including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which salutes their 25-year-veteran in concert. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:53:27 -0400
Lionel Hampton On Piano Jazz
The influential vibraphonist duets with Marian McPartland in a set of favorite standards, including his own "Flying Home." Fri, 22 May 2015 14:55:00 -0400
West Philadelphia Orchestra On World Cafe
A group that specializes in Balkan music talks about how they grew as a band. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:56:00 -0400
All Songs +1: 'Epic' Jazz From Kamasi Washington
For this week's All Songs +1 podcast, Patrick Jarenwattananon swings by to discuss jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his new album, The Epic. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:03:00 -0400
Celebrating New Music Awards Week
Details on award recipients in the 63rd BMI Student Composer Awards, the 16th ASCAP Concert Music Awards, and the 75th American Academy of Arts and Letters Ceremonial. Fri, 22 May 2015 17:20:12 +0000
Advice from Strangers: The Craft of Community
It is community that brings our creations to life and extends them far beyond what we are capable of on our own. The reverse is also true: our creations bring communities to life, by connecting like-minded people and providing them with a space in which to safely explore their interests and passions. Thu, 21 May 2015 13:33:06 +0000
Jen Shyu: No More Sequined Dresses
The time that Jen Shyu spent in Taiwan, Indonesia, East Timor, China, South Korea, Cuba and Brazil has broadened her musical language, but she still considers herself an experimental jazz vocalist. Wed, 20 May 2015 14:19:22 +0000
Mantras & Filters: Overcoming Composer’s Block
I've finally figured out how to break through the filter of self-doubt on a fairly reliable basis. For me, what works is a series of mantras—nuggets of wisdom from people smarter than I am that I can repeat until the filter unclogs. Mon, 18 May 2015 12:41:36 +0000
Advice from Strangers: In Pursuit of Growth
The new music community offers us a model of rigorous self-examination, a thorough and ongoing exploration of the processes leading to creative innovation. The tech community favors a skills-based approach to growth. The strategies overlap, even as the applications differ. Here are the top growth strategies of 35 colleagues from the industries of new music and tech. Thu, 14 May 2015 13:28:08 +0000


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