I love jazz but completely understand why somebody would not. Roughly 95 percent of music in the genre is self-indulgent, regressive crap, but that other 5 percent rules hard enough to possibly convert haters. Here are the six best jazz records for people who hate jazz.
(Words by Ryan Wasoba)The payoff of improvised music comes in the form of unspoken, unplanned climaxes born of highly evolved communication between disciplined musicians. These moments come in the form of well-placed melodies, unexpected texture changes and tension-releasing cymbal crashes. They mat ... More >>
10 p.m. Wednesday, January 14. BB's Jazz, Blues, and Soups, 700 South Broadway.
Wednesday, June 15; the Linnean Lawn of the Missouri Botanical Garden (as part of the Whitaker Music Festival)
The Dave Holland Big Band is just one of the highlights of the 2003 U.S. Bank St. Louis Jazz Festival
RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001
Wednesday-Saturday, March 14-17; Bistro Europa.
Wednesday-Saturday, March 15-18; Backstage Bistro
Jazz musicians Dave Stone and Eric Markowitz are cookin' at their weekly Cafe Mangia gigs