The New York Times has a profile and interview with saxophonist and composer Matana Roberts. I've never heard of her, but her music sounds quite interesting:
Ms. Roberts isn't just mildly curious to expand her medium: she seems driven to do it. But rather than her group sound, it is her own instrumental voice, a calm, melodically organized way of playing, that may do the job first.
I boycotted the Red Bank Blues and Jazz Festival this year because they had Kenny G (Kenny Fu---ng G!) headlining the shebang. Yes I'm a complete snob:
The CD 101.9 Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival has featured many popular guests in its 19 years, but a special one helped attract more than 40,000 people to Marine Park on Saturday.
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