Matt SkellengerSince Alex Lemski started the Creative Music Works in 1989 with the "vision of uncompromising freedom of expression for musicians," the organization has brought in a number of pivotal artists in the jazz and avant-garde realms such as David S. Ware, Joseph Jarman and Andrew Cyr ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
Live (Thirsty Ear)
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Optometry (Thirsty Ear)
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Trish Murphy, John Fahey, Pavement, Matthew Shipp Duo
Pianist Marc Sabatella has no interest in making one-dimensional music.
Henry Rollins takes on all comers.
HOW MUSIC RESCUED SAXOPHONIST DAVID S. WARE FROM A TAXICAB.