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Flesh and blood: Phil Wilson's Miles and Gil
When I first put on Benny Sharoni's new Eternal Elixir (Papaya), there was, as a composer friend of mine likes to say, "nothing wrong with it." That is, it seemed no better or worse than a zillion other straight-ahead tenor-saxophone discs.
Plus Benny Sharoni's hard bop and Ben Powell's fiddle magic
| November 12, 2010
For Josh Sinton, Steve Lacy stood out almost from the beginning.
A jazz master’s legacy finds traction
| May 21, 2010
Steampunk and Lima Beans
The hook for Darcy James Argue's Secret Society — who come to the Regattabar Thursday the 25th — is that they're a "steampunk big band."
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and the Bert Seager Trio
| February 12, 2010
Miles Davis | The Complete Columbia Album Collection
Given the consensus that the CD era is drawing to a close, labels have begun to look increasingly toward the well-heeled — those who not only still buy their music on something they can hold but aren't averse to buying it in supersized, extravagant con
| December 11, 2009
Maria Schneider didn’t necessarily know what “The ‘Pretty’ Road” was about when she started writing it.
Maria Schneider and John Stein
| November 06, 2007
All them 88s!
From free to funky, it sometimes seems like a golden age of jazz piano.
A whole lotta pianists and more
| December 28, 2006
Joe + Judi
Husband and wife Joe Lovano and Judi Silvano came from different musical backgrounds, but they found home — and each other — in the musical ferment of New York’s late-’70s jazz-loft scene.
Lovano and Silvano are two of a kind
| September 05, 2006
Flashbacks: July 7, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Doug Fleischer, Sam MacLaughlin, and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966
| July 05, 2006
Solo, trio, orchestra
Charlap made the evening a primer on the American Songbook.
A week of live jazz
| July 05, 2006
Live, long and uncut
Here’s Miles performing not in the laboratory of the studio but in front of a live audience, unmediated by the mixing board or the razor blade.
Columbia opens Miles Davis’s Cellar Door
| January 12, 2006
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