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For Josh Sinton, Steve Lacy stood out almost from the beginning.
A jazz master’s legacy finds traction
| May 21, 2010
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)
| February 05, 2010
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
| December 04, 2009
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
| November 06, 2009
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
| 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.
BOSTON PHOENIX FLASHBACKS
| September 20, 2006
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
| March 23, 2006
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