Ornette Coleman

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Dead Wax Records Opens Its Doors on Cherokee Street

    Last Saturday, Dead Wax Records (1959 Cherokee Street; 314-913-3692) quietly opened its doors for business, offering a few hundred square feet of neatly packed LPs for collectors and vinyl newbs alike to peruse. Shoppers and sun soakers have a new spot to stop in on Saturdays, and the small but well ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    The Six Best Songs Over Thirty Minutes Long

    "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 >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Captain Beefheart in St. Louis -- With Styx?

    Frank Xavier WeyerichCaptain Beefheart and Tom "Papa" Ray​On Friday, Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, died at the age of 69. Tributes and remembrances have been pouring in since Friday, from a reprint of a 1980 Lester Bangs story on the man to a moving LA Times piece by ex-RFT staffer ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2010


    8 p.m. Friday, June 18. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.

  • Music

    May 5, 2010

    Pat Metheny

    8 p.m. Saturday, May 8. The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive at Natural Bridge Road on the campus of University of Missouri-St. Louis.

  • Music

    November 4, 2009

    Many Arms

    8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2009

    Show Review: The Dave Holland Quintet at the Sheldon, Saturday, January 24

    (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 >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2008
  • Music

    May 2, 2007

    Homespun: Various Artists

    Sound (52nd City)

  • Music

    September 27, 2006

    Geri Allen

    8:30 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30. Jazz at the Bistro, (3536 Washington Boulevard)

  • Music

    January 4, 2006

    Let's Get It Started

    B-Sides cops to liking the Black Eyed Peas, talks to local-boy-done-good Marty Ehrlich and dreams up some new logos for American Idol contestants

  • Music

    April 14, 2004

    Gato Barbieri

    Saturday, April 17; Sheldon Concert Hall

  • Music

    April 14, 2004

    The Bad Plus

    Tuesday, April 20; the Duck Room

  • Music

    March 24, 2004

    The Kronos Quartet

    Wednesday, March 31; Touhill Performing Arts Center

  • Music

    July 16, 2003

    Dub Bomb!, Baby

    The influence of Jamaican remixes has spread far and wide since British punk rockers took to dub reggae in the 1970s

  • Music

    March 26, 2003

    Hitting the Mark

    Official genius Ken Vandermark wants to reach people who don't know they like jazz

  • Music

    January 22, 2003

    Fuzak It Ain't

    Yakuza mixes rock and jazz, but don't let that scare you off

  • Music

    June 19, 2002


    Fantastic Damage (Definitive Jux)

  • Music

    December 26, 2001


    RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001

  • Music

    June 13, 2001

    Joe Henry

    Fuse (Mammoth)

  • Music

    May 23, 2001

    Aisles of Miles

    The Missouri History Museum pays tribute to East St. Louis legend Miles Davis

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2000

    Key Concept

    "Hyperpianist" Denman Maroney pulls strings to get the sounds he wants

  • Music

    March 29, 2000

    Joshua Redman

    Wednesday-Saturday, March 29-April 1; Jazz at the Bistro

  • Music

    December 8, 1999


    Straight Lines (Atavistic)

  • Culture

    May 5, 1999
  • Culture

    January 13, 1999