The Walker Art Center likes experimenting with experimental theater. The last time the Minneapolis performing arts venue commissioned a play by one New York theater company, it clocked in at seven hours long. KFAI’s Todd Melby reports on the Walker’s newest venture with that very same troupe: Elevator Repair Service.
There is always a tendency to increase the size of bands, to create a wall of sound. But Jazz also has a great legacy of trios, which might be called, the “un-wall of sound.” Pianist Bryan Nichols plays in two trios, the one named after himself, and also, the James Buckley Trio. Phil Nusbaum caught up with Bryan to talk about the art of the piano trio.