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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The Brahms symphony, considered to be one of the 19th-century com poser’s most emblematic works, gave Lesh a musical appreciation and grounding in a broader compositional discipline unusual to rock musicians. It also led the Berkeley, Calif. native on an impressive musical journey that preceded his chance mid-1960s...
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Red Knife Lottery @ The Cascio Groove Garage, Summerfest, 5:15 p.m. Three years after their gut-punching debut record, So Much Drama, Milwaukee’s Red Knife Lottery returned this spring with the Hip Bruisers, a seven-inch that further hones the group’s violent, thrashing punk with soulful, down-tempo respites and fur ther showcases...
Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tonight @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

One of the most enticing curiosities on the Milwaukee music scene, The Scarring Party play old timey, tuba- and accordion-driven jazz; classic American music as re-imagined through the lens of Tom Waits records and haunted carnival rides. Although they’re filtered through a quirky, vintage...
Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Pabst Theater - 8 p.m.

Countless television viewers are familiar with saxophonist Dave Koz’s work, thanks to the “General Hospital” theme song, which Koz wrote and performed. Koz’s mellowed-out, mid-afternoon nap jazz is about as smooth as smooth jazz gets, and tonight, he’ll be serenading audiences at the Pabst Theater with . . .
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Like a good jellyroll, the heart of jazz is the jam. The organized spontaneity and free-spirited approach to familiar material that can ignite at a jam session has always been emblematic of the music. In healthy jazz scenes, players get together regularly to improvise with one another. Milwaukee hasn’t had a regular jazz jam in years—until last November, when a weekly session debuted on Wednesday nights at Treats, 2221 N. Humboldt Ave. There had been blues jams and jam-band jams . . .
12.10.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Joe Uchill
On Monday Montel Williams’ publicist offers to have the mustachioed talk-show host apologize on air to 17-year-old Courtney Scott, after threatening to blow her up. Williams, whose tact is rivaled only by his hair growth, had walked out of an interview with the high school intern for the Savanna Morning News early last Saturday. Hours later, Scott went to cover a separate story - on gingerbrea...
Monday, April 28, 2008

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Ben Ratliff

John Coltrane took jazz as far as it ever reached before his death in 1967. He remains a touchstone for young musicians and the subject of many books. The latest, by New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff, is true to its name. The Story of a Sound isn’t a compendium of anecdotes about the saxophonist’s life, but a thoughtful . . .
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rumbrava’s Caribbean rhythm club

Milwaukee has been called a big small town, but it’s large enough for musicians in overlapping circles to know each other without actually playing together for decades. Such was the case with respected Latin jazz percussionist Luis Diaz and the funky pop jazz duo of Connie Grauer and Kim Zick, aka Mrs. Fun. “When we started jamming together once a week, we commented that we’ve never collaborated after all these years,” Grauer says. And then there was a relative newcomer to town, Cuban-born cellist Ana Ruth Bermudez

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