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The education of Grace Kelly
Legendary 79-year-old alto-saxophonist Phil Woods laughs indignantly when I ask him how he knew 18-year-old alto-saxophonist Grace Kelly was special. "Come on, when you hear it, you know what it is! I've been doing this for 65 years!" Pressed for partic
| January 21, 2011
Fall Jazz Preview: Blindfold test
A search for this fall’s must-see jazz revealed a lot of overlapping personnel — Jim Hobbs, Allan Chase, Joe Morris, Taylor Ho Bynum. Hey, you wanted to know what’s good , right?
Trying new flavors in the new season
| September 17, 2010
Notrio with Allan Chase
A splendidly promising night at the Lily Pad, with great players doing interesting things. The free-form Notrio (drummer Nat Mugavero, pianist/bassist Gil Aharon, guitarist Eric...
| June 01, 2010
For Josh Sinton, Steve Lacy stood out almost from the beginning.
A jazz master’s legacy finds traction
| May 21, 2010
More and more, museums are getting into the live-music scene.
Jazz in the clubs — and the museums
| March 11, 2008
The scene is typical for a Boston jazz date.
Jerry Bergonzi sets the standard — as player and teacher
| June 19, 2007
In jazz, it’s always the iron age.
JazzBoston boosts the scene with Jazz Week
| April 18, 2007
There’s a perverse, painful pleasure in recalling a particular New York Times Magazine essay by David Hajdu back in December 2000.
Dominique Eade returns to disc with a new partner
| November 07, 2006
I was going to say Roscoe Mitchell laughs like Mutley. But that’s not it exactly.
Roscoe Mitchell brings the word from Chicago
| October 17, 2006
From Chicago to Addis
I know of no single, clear definition of “free bop,” but I think I know it when I hear it, and I’d say no one does it better than the Vandermark 5.
The Vandermark 5 and the Either/Orchestra bring it all back home
| February 09, 2006
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