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Covering Lacy

For Josh Sinton, Steve Lacy stood out almost from the beginning.
A jazz master’s legacy finds traction
By JON GARELICK  |  May 21, 2010
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Myra Melford’s Be Bread | The Whole Tree Gone

Few jazz players and composers can bring as broad a vocabulary to a single piece as pianist Myra Melford.
Firehouse 12 (2010)
By JON GARELICK  |  February 05, 2010
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Getting the story

Full-length written histories of jazz can be a slog. Especially since "the story of jazz" (as critic Marshall Stearns titled his 1956 tome) only gets longer and more complicated. Personally, on these prose-narrative trips along the New Orleans–New York
Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux sing jazz's many strains
By JON GARELICK  |  December 04, 2009
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Live and on record

To call Darius Jones’s music avant-garde seems almost beside the point. In its way, it’s older than old — it’s ancient.
Darius Jones, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Ben Goldberg’s Go Home
By JON GARELICK  |  November 06, 2009
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Destination out

In a town bursting with young musical talent, Leo Genovese might be the most explosive.
Leo Genovese tries to play what he doesn’t know; plus David Torn’s Prezens
By JON GARELICK  |  March 24, 2008

Flashbacks: September 22, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By BOSTON PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  September 20, 2006


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Don’t shoot the piano players

Twenty years ago, Fred Hersch was known as a talented young jazz pianist and teacher at New England Conservatory.
Fred Hersch, Ran Blake, and Charles Gayle take solos
By JON GARELICK  |  March 23, 2006