The red-headed, piano-stomping teenager of the mid-2000s has grown up, dyed her hair black and completely ditched the piano. Plus, one-woman chorus and powerhouse Krista Apple-Hodge steals the stage.
for the last few years, Lovano’s been leading his Us Five quintet, a quicksilver combo consisting of two drummers, Otis Brown, III and the Afro-Cuban rhythm wizard Francisco Mela, pianist James Weidman and the ubergirl bassist Esperanza Spalding
Our music man Bill Chenevert lists his favorite LPs of the year, two late-night shows get their props, and Mill's "Amen" finds another amen corner.
It’s safe to say that Benjamin Franklin is Philadelphia’s most renowned adopted son. While born in Boston, good ol’ BF has done more for this city than he’s given crdit. Sure, the discovery of electricity and the invention of bifocals were important in their own right. But it is the driving force of curiosity that [...]