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Free Jazz, Thin Margin
"...Braun Such a night was July 5, when the freethinking local record store presented a concert by the avant-garde..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Music Feature by Jeff Salamon

The Young Mothers’ Jazz Oppression
Free all-stars break down onerous systems
"...the Young Mothers create a musical melting pot of free jazz, punk rock, hip-hop, grindcore, and any other elements..."

June 11, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

Playback: Can Austin Be a Jazz City?
Two venues usher in a new era in Austin jazz. Plus music scholar Bill Bentley brings the Smithsonian Institution to bear at BookPeople.
"...Austin ain't a jazz town – not in the way the city holds..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Some of That Jazz
Compared to What?
"...absurd: Miles Davis had great fusion bands. On What Jazz Is: An Insider's Guide to Understanding and Listening to..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Books Feature by Harvey Pekar

Free as They Want to Be
"...The term "Free Jazz" refers to a strain within the genre that..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Jazz Sides
"...Skafrocubanjazz (Aztlan)..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Music Feature

Trumpet Colossus Kenny Dorham Towers Alongside the Jazz Gods
The Austin musician stands alone in showing up Miles Davis in his autobiography
" of the mightiest forces in music, let alone jazz, recounts a 1956 winter date at Cafe Bohemia, a..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

SXSW Music: Must-See Jazz
Jazz imperatives
"...years of training in classical Indian music to the jazz field. His blend of electronics and Siddi traditions comes..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones' Theatrical Jazz
The accomplished stage artist, scholar, and UT professor pens the first study of artists translating jazz aesthetics into theatre
"...– past, present, future, co-existing at once; that wanders free of the beaten track, improvising its own way, original..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Shape of Jazz to Come
Epistrophy Arts brings the noise
"...decade, Epistrophy Arts has been Austin’s leading voice in free-form and avant garde jazz, consistently bringing the world’s finest..."

April 9, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Jazz Hands
Burton Greene and Perry Robinson raise the roof(s)
"...of the Friendly Ghost adds to April's already amazing Jazz Appreciation Month with pianist Burton Greene and clarinetist Perry..."

April 20, 2009 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

SXSW Music Live: British Jazz
U.S. Immigration can’t keep great jazzmen/women down
"...a cloud over this Wednesday night showcase for UK jazz acts by revoking the ESTAs for multiracial acts United..."

March 16, 2017 SXSW Post by Michael Toland

Sun Ra’s Cosmic Jazz Epic Space Is the Place Touches Down
"...Space Is the Place, the late, esoteric, and polarizing jazz legend Sun Ra elucidates new possibilities to a set..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

Miles Davis
Gift guide
"...Sam Rivers, who at the time was heavily into free jazz. Rivers, although he performs competently on a live..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Kaiser, Cogburn, Hoffnar & Håker Flaten Rock Free and Lovecraftian
A track premiere from the Mountains of Excess
"...(In the Mountains of Excess) cuts loose an expressionistic, free-form fusion alternating between aggressive musical pile-ons and anti-gravitational space..."

March 26, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Free Week Venue Crawl
Handicapping new live music venues
"...Free Week’s become like South by Southwest – overwhelming. Since..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Free Week 2019 Is in the Rearview Mirror, but These Homegrown Standouts Aren't
10 local showcases that got us excited for what’s to come this year
"...Channeling the quirky magnetism of Childish Gambino, the MC freestyled effortlessly. Backed by drummer Poopie Sanchez and guitarist Travis..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Free Dance!
Complimentary classes at Ballet Austin and Tapestry, plus a free monthly tap show
"...• Ballet Austin holds its annual day of free dance classes this Sunday, Sept. 12, 2-6pm. "Come Dance!"..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Straddling Jazz
The Golden Arm Trio
"...their sound has itsfoundations in the left-leaning outskirts of jazz, an apt description of the Golden Arm Trio's music..."

June 12, 1998 Music Feature by Greg Beets

More Jazz
"...bugged by the recent direction of the afternoon program Jazz, Etc.? I admire Jay Trachtenberg and all the years..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Postmarks

Austin Arts & Jazz Festival
"Off" year doesn't stop the impressive names from coming.
"...For an "off" year, the Austin Arts & Jazz Festival has some impressive names for its 13th year...."

Sept. 14, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Jazz and More
" personally. Indeed, I'm guilty of playing such 99.75% jazz-free artists as Joan Baez, John Hiatt, Radiohead, Nick Cave,..."

Nov. 3, 2003 Postmarks

Playback: FREE WEEK!
2014, you're up
"...Everyone's on the guest list during Free Week, a 12-night stretch during which participating venues wave..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Free Week Live Shots
Swan Dive, Jan. 1
"...power of a strong lineup. Especially when playing for free...."

Jan. 13, 2017 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Free Week Live Shots
"...crowd, Mohawk felt more like South by Southwest than Free Week. Whiite Walls' electro-dance (some might call it disco)..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Playback: White Denim Breaks Free
White Denim’s new LP Performance signals a new era of emancipation for Austin’s prog rockers, and Como Las Movies rides a nuevo wave
" the genre-smashing subterfuge of prog, pop, rock, and jazz fusion that their core fan base adores. More than..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Free Week Live Shots
"...lounge co-owner Topaz McGarrigle, wound through a spectacle of jazz-funk tinged with Eastern and Afro-pop grooves, proving one of..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Alejandro Escovedo's United Sounds of Austin
"...Owens and Elias Haslanger joined Polk to explore the jazz heritage with "Buffalo," while Williams' new Janis Joplin-inspired "Port..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Music Review by Doug Freeman

An Angel-Free Angeles
Detective novelist Michael Connelly trolls L.A.'s seedy underbelly again in The Brass Verdict
"...MC: One is the jazz bassist Ron Carter's latest Japanese import. The other thing..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Playback: The Healing Hand of Jonathan Horne
Following the free jazz guitar phenom as he undergoes hand surgery
"...the fretboard of his Mosrite can be described as "free jazz licks with Ventures tone."..."

July 27, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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