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 the perfect lineup of futuristic-sounding bands to rope in the end of the world: Norwegian Arms, Laser Background, Mister Not Pavement and Night Panther.
Chief executive officer. Certified financial planner. Director of marketing and public relations. Each of these titles suggests years of corporate ladder-climbing, implying its holders are all work and no play. But who expects the company’s sales manager to be a classically trained vocalist? And what if that VP of accounts is a gifted saxophonist? Use [...]