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jazz music Mark McGrain

Mark McGrain takes Plunge, music ensues

Trying to find continuities in the strains of jazz history can be a dizzying, foolish, irresistible head game. Original as it is, this stuff all comes from somewhere, right?
Contrapuntally speaking
By JON GARELICK  |  June 24, 2011
jazz supergroup The Cookers in Boston

The Cookers' book

When does a one-off gimmick turn into a "real" band? On the face of it, the Cookers, who come to Scullers next Thursday, June 16, could easily have become a gimmick that outlived its usefulness — a handful of wily veterans egged on by a couple of younger
A "supergroup" maintains the standard
By JON GARELICK  |  June 10, 2011
guitarist Julian Lage

Floating heavyweights

Club d'Elf, Julian Lage, Jérôme Sabbagh, and Michael Feinberg
Club d'Elf, Julian Lage, Jérôme Sabbagh, and Michael Feinberg
By JON GARELICK  |  April 15, 2011
Gretchen Parlato

Getting it live: Boston's Spring jazz preview

Two of the most adventurous and enduring of Boston bands, both coming off banner years in which they celebrated their 25th anniversaries, are pushing hard into spring.
Singing and more in the clubs
By JON GARELICK  |  March 18, 2011

Getting it live

Noah Preminger — bearded, shaggy-haired, 23 years old — plays tenor saxophone like a man at least twice his age while remaining completely of the moment.
Noah Preminger, Fernando Huergo, the John Coltrane Memorial Concert, and the BeanTown Jazz Festival
By JON GARELICK  |  September 23, 2008