Firehouse 12 Featured In The New York Times

Photo by Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times

© Christopher Capozziello/The New York Times

Nate Chinen documents his recent visit to New Haven’s Firehouse 12 in a feature article in today’s New York Times entitled, “One-Stop Hub for Avant-Garde Jazz”.

He writes, “since opening four years ago, Firehouse 12, a stylishly repurposed 1905 firehouse in the Ninth Square neighborhood here, has earned a reputation as the pre-eminent spot for improvised music in the region. It has also won acclaim as a state-of-the-art recording studio and for housing a record label…On the whole the operation, which includes a separate bar downstairs, suggests a model of sustainable activity for a field as transparently noncommercial as avant-garde jazz.”

The online version of this article also includes various images and samples of tracks from Firehouse 12 Records releases by Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Nicole Mitchell and Tyshawn Sorey. 

There’s also a sidebar highlighting the label’s catalog, as well as events in Firehouse 12’s 2009 Spring Jazz Series running every Friday through June 12th.


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