Posts Tagged ‘player’

Elevate: Rêves du Hoop

Senegalese basketballers step up to the line in this documentary.
KRISTIAN LIN
Any documentary about basketball has to contend with the long shadow cast by Hoop Dreams. The new film Elevate isn’t in that league, yet it is a smooth piece of work (as you’d expect from something produced under the ESPN F...


Jon Irabagon

Ken Shimamoto
As the new millennium approaches the end of its first decade and folks who habitually worry about such things ponder the death of jazz yet again, young alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon’s latest, The Observer, arrives like a ...



Seabrook Power Plant

Ken Shimamoto
The words “banjo” and “avant-garde” aren’t exactly strangers. You need think only of Eugene Chadbourne and Mark Growden’s uses of the rustic instrument in distinctively mind-bending contexts....


Nudity / Priestess

Listen Up
There are basically two kinds of retro bands — ones that hew closely to the old school, and ones that occasionally flip the script.