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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
By JON GARELICK  |  September 16, 2011
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Winter jazz preview: Sweet and sour

Next week we'll tell you all about the tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd, who brings his great band with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland to the Regattabar January 21-22. In the meantime, here are 10 other primo jazz acts to catch live this wi
All flavors of great jazz to catch live
By JON GARELICK  |  December 31, 2010
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Giant Steps: Ted Rosenthal, Danilo Pérez, and Vijay Iyer

The sound was maddeningly familiar.
Pianos plus
By JON GARELICK  |  September 03, 2010
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Teachers and students

Several of this fall's promising jazz performances are clustered around the week of October 18. That marks the 40th-anniversary celebration of the jazz-studies program at New England Conservatory, which, created by Gunther Schuller, established NEC as
NEC and Berklee set the jazz stage
By JON GARELICK  |  September 18, 2009
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More than guitar

"I like using songs to change the environment — to get the listener's ear to be a little skewed."
Julian Lage's talent isn't just in his fingers
By JON GARELICK  |  September 11, 2009
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Musical acrobats

Having Antonio Sanchez explain the difference between "straight 8's" and "swing 8's" is a bit like having Einstein explain long division — total waste of the dude's time.
Antonio Sanchez's ambidextrous mind, and Cirkestra's big top
By JON GARELICK  |  February 09, 2009


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True voices

When I first checked out Travis Sullivan's Björkestra live, it wasn't to see the singer. But live, the Björkestra (at the Regattabar last October) turned my expectations upside down.
Becca Stevens and Laszlo Gardony
By JON GARELICK  |  January 12, 2009

Year in Jazz: Playing for keeps



By JON GARELICK  |  December 22, 2008
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Fourth quarter earnings

Times a-wastin' on 2008, so before it's too late, here's a handful of discs that have caught my ear over the past few months.
Haden, Hunter, Rollins, Mela, Bley, and e.s.t.
By JON GARELICK  |  December 16, 2008
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Alone together

How can a jazz band play no swing rhythms, no grooves, and, really, no songs, and hold 1200 people rapt for an hour and 25 minutes, with virtually no breaks in the music?
Wayne Shorter Quartet, Berklee Performance Center, December 3, 2008
By JON GARELICK  |  December 05, 2008
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Good fellows

The jazz tide is shifting once again.  
Brian Blade and company help blaze jazz’s newest path
By JON GARELICK  |  October 20, 2008


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Life lessons

At 42, the pianist and composer Danilo Pérez is everywhere.
Danilo Pérez gets into the moment
By JON GARELICK  |  September 08, 2008
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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
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Killer guitars — and bands

Now 53 and more than 30 years into a remarkable career, Pat Metheny still approaches jazz like a kid let loose in a candy store.
Pat Metheny’s latest trio and Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Remedy
By JON GARELICK  |  March 10, 2008
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Trane, Joyce Dee Dee, Sco, and more

The official kickoff to the season begins with the week of activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert.
A jam-packed season of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  September 12, 2007
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All them 88s!

From free to funky, it sometimes seems like a golden age of jazz piano.
 A whole lotta pianists and more
By JON GARELICK  |  December 28, 2006


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In and out

Berklee professor Bill Banfield began his interview with Ornette Coleman at the Berklee Performance Center a week ago Tuesday by recounting the time he told a friend he was going to be visiting Ornette and the friend exclaimed, “You’re going to speak t
Ornette Coleman’s Berklee doctoral dissertation; Robert Glasper’s odd grooves
By JON GARELICK  |  January 24, 2006
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Street fare

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival has grown from a one-day street fair to 10 days of activities that encompass club gigs as well as the signature afternoon multi-stage event in the South End. Here are some highlight
Goodies from Berklee's Beantown Jazz Festival
By JON GARELICK  |  January 01, 1900