Sinatra was well into his Rat Pack era, the reigning American embodiment of masculine suavity and aplomb, when he teamed up with the Brazilian maestro for one of the best albums of his career.
Nobody else sounds like this jazz band. Stream the forthcoming album from Steven Bernstein’s long-running quartet now.
Monday night’s presentation of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters fellowships, coming under the shadow of a proposed presidential budget that would eliminate the NEA outright, mixed politics with grace.
“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 […]