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The top 10 jazz events in town this fall
As usual, there's too much to choose from. Here are some highlights.
Starting with the Beantown Jazz Festival, ensembles large and small mix it up
| September 16, 2011
The articulate melodic eloquence of Bill Frisell
Many of us have embarrassing moments in our past, but when one of the hippest jazz dudes around admits to donning a leisure suit and playing in a show band, you prepare for a wince on the seismic level.
Rolling with the changes
| June 17, 2011
Defining "Jewish" music is pretty much a fool's task — not much easier than defining jazz.
First Annual Boston Jewish Music Festival, plus the Klezmatics
| February 26, 2010
Diana Krall | Quiet Nights
Jazz as the language of love is the theme of this hitmaker's 12th album, an achingly pretty tribute to the spirit, pace, and sound of the bossa nova.
| March 23, 2009
A.C. Newman is on fire. One of indie rock's most prolific songwriters and performers, Newman has six albums to his credit this decade...
A.C. [Carl] Newman talks pop and the making of his new album
| March 10, 2009
Marion Maerz | Burt Bacharach Songbook
Marion was a minor German pop star in the 1960s, one of a crowd of yé-yé girls who sprang up all over Europe as the ingénue counterparts to macho belters.
Bureau B (2009)
| March 10, 2009
For trend seekers, Different Voices, a showcase for this year’s Bates Dance Festival’s visiting choreographers, hinted at several directions for contemporary dance.
Bates Fest choreographers know the difference
| August 12, 2008
His philosophizing is rarely twee, and his fine-oaked voice gives new authority to his pastis-and-mushroom-fueled musings.
Unfairground | Gigantic
| April 07, 2008
As the next 10 songs in this cryptic gothic fairy tale unreel, she experiences a drug-induced nightmare, a moon tide of guilt, and, seemingly, death.
White Chalk | Island
| September 24, 2007
The Magic Numbers are throwbacks to a time when pop was lighter than air.
Those the Brokes | Capitol
| August 14, 2007
After Dark: Chapter One
Eyes mark the shape of the city.
An excerpt from Haruki Murakami's After Dark
| May 16, 2007
Longing for a Reminder
The Reminder is a soundtrack for watching your lover walk out the door.
Feist's inevitable breakthrough
| April 25, 2007
Field Music frontman Peter Brewis loves a good pop song as much as the next chap.
Tones of Town | Memphis Industries
| March 19, 2007
Caetano Veloso is Brazil’s Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach, and Paul Simon all rolled into one.
CÊ | Nonesuch
| March 12, 2007
Diamond in the rough
If today’s pop-music business is, as it was in the ’60s, driven largely by songwriters and producers who choose singers to put across their latest concoctions hoping for a hit, why does so much current pop feel so utterly charmless? Jackie DeShannon li
Jackie De Shannon’s eternal promise
| August 01, 2006
As last night’s show at T.T. the Bear’s Place proved, Keene is still a masterful songwriter, singer, and guitarist in love with his craft after 22 years in the trenches.
Tommy Keene at T.T. the Bear's
| June 15, 2006
Great moments in film have always relied upon great music — and often Hollywood’s most memorable scenes are birthed from that perfect juxtaposition of song and image.
Great music moments at the movies -- from Portland and beyond
| February 23, 2006
Elvis Costello’s My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophon) disappoints me. I don’t mean critically as much as personally.
Has Elvis Costello become Yes?
| February 21, 2006
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