Concerts

(From the Archives) Sex Mob Puts the Party Back in Jazz (at Club Helsinki, Feb 2002)

Sex Mob (L to R: Kenny Wollesen, Steven Bernstein, Tony Scherr and Briggan Krauss)

by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., February 24, 2002) –Avant-garde jazz is typically thought of to be difficult listening: cerebral, noisy, disquieting. And often it is. Mainstream jazz, on the other hand, is these days most often encountered as “America’s classical music,” with all the consequent starchiness that implies: dignity, formality, studiousness. Both, of course,…

Unfaithful Servant: The Legacy of The Band

by Seth Rogovoy (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., August 1995) — The last few years have seen a flurry of activity surrounding The Band, the most since the group seemingly broke up for good in 1976. Two major books providing the first in-depth look at the legendary Canadian-American rock group were published in 1994. A long-promised retrospective, 3-CD…