‘In for a Penny, in for a Pound’ and ‘Synovial Joints’ Reviewed

From WSJ:

Those who pine for a new “big idea” in jazz—one that lends the music’s next chapter a catchy name—miss what’s going on. Radical thinkers—seeming outliers—are today’s prime movers. If this has been the case throughout much of jazz’s history, what is different today is that such innovators no longer beget clear schools that gain popularity, such as bebop or even free jazz. Jazz’s forward flow is not well measured by stylistic monikers and pop-culture breakthroughs, but rather through profound ripples of impact. The most influential musicians now suggest less about how jazz should sound or be sold and more about how meaningful musical possibilities may be awakened within the context of jazz tradition. On those terms, two musicians— Henry Threadgill, 71 years old, and Steve Coleman, 58—loom especially large.

Upcoming Jimmy Bennington Chicago Performances

From www.jbcolourandsound.com:

Fri. June 12 at Rhythm Room Bar and Bistro, Evanston, 7-11pm, No Cover, Www.jbcolourandsound.com
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio Featuring Jimmy Bennington, Drums, Swiss Guitarist Sam Mosching, Mike Harmon, Bass

Sat. June 20 at Rhythm Room Bar and Bistro, Evanston, 7-11pm, No Cover, Www.jbcolourandsound.com
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio

Sat. June 27 at Rhythm Room Bar and Bistro, Evanston, 7-11pm, No Cover, Www.jbcolourandsound.com
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Trio Featuring Jimmy Bennington, Drums, Jim Baker, Piano, Brian Smith, Bass

Sun. June 21 at Redline Tap, Rogers Park, 9-12midnight, $5.00 Cover, Www.jbcolourandsound.com
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound Featuring Jimmy Bennington, Drums, Artie Black, Saxophones, Mike Harmon, Bass