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One night, one jazz trifecta
True, there aren't enough paying gigs for musicians, but the live music is out there — and last Wednesday, I had to scramble to make three promising shows.
Taylor Eigsti, the October Trio, and the BC Quintet
| July 02, 2010
Christian Scott at Scullers
As you’ll recall, Jon Garelick waxed ecstatic about Christian Scott in the March 12 “Giant Steps.” Scott and his explosive young band are at Scullers,...
| March 17, 2010
Instrumental music isn't very dependable at conveying specific non-musical subject matter.
Christian Scott's political science, Anita Coelho's connections
| March 12, 2010
Sonny, Pat, and all the cats
The primo jazz event of the spring will be SONNY ROLLINS 's concert at Symphony Hall on April 18 (bso.org). The great master saxophonist and peerless improviser often hits town in April, and this time it's to kick off his 80th-birthday tour. Whew.
Names you know and names you should
| March 12, 2010
Best in their field
The jazz scene continues to struggle — along with everyone else — through hard times.
An early 2010 harvest
| January 01, 2010
One of the most hotly anticipated concerts of the season will be JOSHUA REDMAN's "Double Trio" concert at Berklee on January 22.
Joshua Redman, Cassandra Wilson, Lionel Loueke, and more
| December 30, 2008
The JCA has been at it since 1985, a collective of musicians who are primarily composers rather than players, in need of an outlet to hear their pieces.
Darrell Katz and the JCA, Ben Ratliff, Jeff Turton
| November 18, 2008
An old lion roars
In recent years, McCoy Tyner has looked frail for his age — once robust and round-faced, he now appears gaunt.
McCoy Tyner at the Regattabar, December 27, 2007
| December 31, 2007
Birds of a feather
What continues to make the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport so vital these days isn’t just the variety but the depth of the variety.
The jazz flocks gather at Newport
| August 15, 2007
It’s getting late on a Tuesday night at Bob’s Southern Bistro in the South End and I’m searching my memory for the last time I’ve heard and seen what’s happening now: a jazz singalong .
The education of Esperanza Spalding; plus, Jeremy Udden’s solo debut
| May 31, 2006
The first time I saw trumpeter Christian Scott play was at Sweet Lorraine’s in his hometown of New Orleans a couple of years ago.
Christian Scott tries to break the mold
| April 18, 2006
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