“It can be maddening to deal with a political environment where it seems like the truth has no purchase anymore,” says Darcy James Argue, the hyper-literate composer who leads the Secret Society, a postmodern big band. Argue has spent a lot of time recently thinking about that maddening environment — not just as a matter […]
The instrumental band’s deep, beyond-category grooves just earned a second Grammy Award. But as a live show in Dallas reveals, its sound is inseparable from church — and the state of Texas.
There may be no better place than New Orleans to explore the ties of family and tradition in jazz. This episode of Jazz Night in America visits the Crescent City to hear two local musical giants: singer John Boutté and drummer Shannon Powell. The video documentary presents highlights from their shared concert at the George […]
Oliver Jones may be the most famous living jazz pianist you’ve never heard of. But in Canada, Oliver Jones is a champion for jazz — adored in his native Quebec and across the country.