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Roscoe Mitchell Returns

As the Art Ensemble of Chicago celebrates 50 years by headlining Jazz Fest, its leader continues to innovate with a new generation of musicians. BY MARK GUARINO PUBLISHED AUG. 26, 2019, AT 9:29 A.M. When the Art Ensemble of Chicago plays the Chicago Jazz Festival this [...]

January 3, 2020|Categories: Chicago Magazine|

When Chicago Was Soul City, USA

Chicago’s role as a hub for innovative black musicians from the 1960s to the ’80s has been underappreciated, according to a new book. Here’s what we learned. BY MARK GUARINO PUBLISHED SEPT. 25, 2019 1. Soul provided an avenue for black entrepreneurship. As the genre’s popularity [...]

January 3, 2020|Categories: Chicago Magazine|

Ezra Furman Rocks Some Tough Love

The 25-year-old Evanston native's debut album is a bruising, beguiling journey By Mark Guarino That bloody nose on the cover of Ezra Furman's debut solo album, The Year of No Returning, couldn't be the result of foul play, right? The Furman we know is a lover, [...]

April 12, 2012|Categories: Chicago Magazine|