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.
"American Pie" is eight and a half minutes, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is seventeen. It is not uncommon for a prog track to reach twenty minutes, but it takes a certain breed to break the half-hour barrier. Below is a list of the six best songs over thirty minutes long. Feel free to interject your favorit ... More >>
For the third time in 15 years, Billy Joel and Elton John have teamed up with their dueling pianos co-headlining tour. It's a fool-proof idea, really, and therefore no surprise that it drew a near-capacity crowd to the Scottrade Center last night. Both men have racked up dozens of hit songs and sol ... More >>
Saturday, January 29; Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Avenue)
Wednesday, December 1, through Saturday, December 4; Jazz at the Bistro
These days anyone can make a mix CD, and everyone does. Two local standouts manage to challenge as well as entertain.
Wednesday-Saturday, May 14-17; Jazz at the Bistro
The Unheard Music Series reissues Funky Donkey, a classic of St. Louis jazz
Bring in da funk, bring in da bucks: backstage with Dr. Zhivegas, St. Louis' most popular -- and derided -- cover band
Mike Davis mixes up a mesmerizing blend on his cassette Yars' Revenge