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This Spring's Jazz & World music shows

The saxophonist Chris Potter started drawing attention when he joined the group of legendary bebop trumpeter Red Rodney as an 18-year-old Manhattan School of Music student.

By JON GARELICK  |  March 01, 2013
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10 Boston jazz acts that blew through the roof in 2011

Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and performances I wrote about this year.
Mystics and monsters
By JON GARELICK  |  December 23, 2011
Newport Jazz Festival August 2011

Photos: Esperanza Spalding, Michael Feinstein, Wynton Marsalis and more at Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival comes to Fort Adams State Park on August 5 - 7, 2011.
 Newport Jazz Festival | August 5 - 7, 2011
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 12, 2011
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Some must-see acts at this weekend’s Newport Jazz Festival

To kick off the 2011 edition of the NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL , MICHAEL FEINSTEIN harks to the Voice's classic 1958 date, essaying a handful of Tin Pan Alley chestnuts in his own bravura-flecked style.
Horns of plenty
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 05, 2011
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After the rain with Charles Lloyd

The voice — a rolling, unhurried drawl with a laugh in it — is that of Charles Lloyd, 72 years old, saxophonist, early career star, temporary recluse, lifelong mystic seeker.
Tenderness sutras
By JON GARELICK  |  January 07, 2011
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Interview: Steve Swallow on the Gary Burton Quartet

DO YOU REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW YOU GUYS FIRST GOT TOGETHER? I have a memory. I tend to distrust them, but my recollection is that I met Gary when he called me up and asked me if I would consider playing in Stan Getz's band, which he was already in.
An interview with Steve Swallow
By JON GARELICK  |  July 03, 2009


A living history

Since Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is set in a specific place and time, some theatergoers will want to relegate its incidents and attitudes — which surround the Rodney King riots — to history.
Twilight revists the King riots
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 24, 2009