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  • 'Radhe Radhe' puts a brilliant new spin on 'Rite of Spring'

    'Radhe Radhe' puts a brilliant new spin on 'Rite of Spring'
    Igor Stravinsky's monumental ballet score "Rite of Spring" inspired many tributes during its 100th anniversary last year, but surely none quite like "Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi." This startling film, which will receive a preview screening Dec. 10 at the...
  • Juan Pastor exquisitely blends jazz with music of Peru

    Juan Pastor exquisitely blends jazz with music of Peru
    One of the most seductively beautiful recordings of the year came from the pen and sensibility of percussionist-bandleader Juan Pastor, who achieved startlingly original work on "Chinchano." The album, like much of Pastor's music, intertwined the...
  • How Chicago's jazz scene made a champion of Marquis Hill

    How Chicago's jazz scene made a champion of Marquis Hill
    Earlier this month, a 27-year-old musician steeped in the ways of Chicago jazz won one of the most prestigious jazz competitions in the world. To Marquis Hill, taking top prize in the Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition, which includes a...
  • Jazz, cabaret and Broadway converge

    Jazz, cabaret and Broadway converge
    It was a three-and-half-hour marathon of songs — some indelible, some forgettable, all sharing at least one rarefied trait: Each appeared in a Tony Award-winning musical. That does not necessarily imply consistently great songwriting, as Monday...
  • Johnny Rodgers: A singer-pianist for all seasons

    Johnny Rodgers: A singer-pianist for all seasons
    He plays piano better than most singers. He sings better than most pianists. And he writes songs better than most singer-pianists. The one-man band known as Johnny Rodgers has toured the world with Liza Minnelli and also as a headliner in his own right,...
  • A jazz holiday weekend with all the trimmings

    A jazz holiday weekend with all the trimmings
    Chicago listeners have a great deal to be thankful for this holiday weekend. Among the highlights Joey DeFrancesco: The world does not lack for expert players of the Hammond B-3 organ, but DeFrancesco approaches the instrument with sovereign mastery....
  • Linda Eder's first live album, a tour de force

    Linda Eder's first live album, a tour de force
    The packaging is unadorned, the artwork rudimentary, the promotion nonexistent. Yet in an era in which artists feel liberated to produce and distribute their music in their own way — minus record-label intrusion — singer Linda Eder has...
  • Celebrating Charlie Parker with a wide-ranging festival

    Celebrating Charlie Parker with a wide-ranging festival
    He was the greatest jazz virtuoso to pick up a saxophone and a primary architect of the musical language we call bebop. The short and turbulent life of Charlie Parker ended on March 12, 1955, when he was 34 years old, a musical genius felled by drugs...
  • Herbie Hancock offers revelations in memoir and conversation

    Herbie Hancock offers revelations in memoir and conversation
    Herbie Hancock has lived many lives in music. In 1952, at age 11, he made his bow with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, playing a Mozart Piano Concerto in Orchestra Hall, cheered on by a hometown audience. A decade later, his debut album – the...
  • Logan Center raises the dial on jazz

    Logan Center raises the dial on jazz
    Music lovers might not have anticipated it, but the sprawling arts center that the University of Chicago opened in 2012 has become an increasingly important player in Chicago jazz. Last season, the Logan Center for the Arts presented several major...
  • Hysteria vs. subtlety: Two new jazz films

    Hysteria vs. subtlety: Two new jazz films
    Why don't filmmakers get jazz? Why do most feature films miss the meaning of the music in attempting to depict it? Why is the original American art form apparently so elusive on screen? Two new films shed light on these mysteries, one peddling...