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David Murray and Mal Waldron, Silence (Justin Time)

The voice of experience echoes through Silence, a duet recording by saxophonist David Murray and pianist Mal Waldron. Recorded a year before Waldron died in 2002, this is the legend’s […]

Paul Bley, About Time (Justin Time)

Paul Bley says the subject of his new album is time. I take him at his word. On About Time the 75-year-old jazz pianist offers two solo improvisations: the 33-minute […]

Dining Out: Stop 9 Refueling Station

Once upon a time, the average American lunch menu featured BLTs, patty melts, tuna salad sandwiches and burgers. In these eclectic times, restaurants catering to the mid-day crowd are more […]

The Brews News

Kirk Coco is building a little brewery on Tchoupitoulas. Along with his partner Peter Caddoo, a former brewer at Dixie, the New Orleans native is installing equipment in a warehouse […]

Charles Lloyd Quartet, Rabo de Nube (ECM)

The melodic playing of saxophonist Charles Lloyd often drifts lightly from one measure to the next. His ability to make popular jazz in the heyday of the hippie and his […]

Dining Out: MiLa

Sit down at MiLa, the glossy new restaurant in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, and two miniature cast iron skillets arrive with the bread basket. One has the expected dab […]

Davy Mooney, Astoriano (LateSet)

Buzz has been building in the jazz world about Davy Mooney and his 7-string guitar. The New Orleans-native placed third in the 2005 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. After the […]

The Good Stuff

Lu Brow, the bartender at the Swizzle Stick Bar, drops several lime wedges into a cocktail shaker and squeezes the last one to test their juiciness. She arranges her measures […]

Dining Out: Sammy’s Deli

Before the storm, I’m not sure I’d seen a car without scratches and dents in New Orleans. Afterwards, the streets were full of mint automobiles. I’d bet the number of […]

The Right Bait

Keilen Williams perches on the tailgate of his truck, leans into the traffic streaming down Claiborne Avenue and dangles a massive shrimp from a line. He wears a sharp Cabela’s […]