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Making it sing

If you come to Dee Dee Bridgewater’s new Billie Holiday tribute disc — or to her two Holiday shows at the Paramount Theatre this weekend — expecting a reverent impersonation, you could be in for a shock. Bridgewater has transformed the music and persona
Dee Dee does Billie, plus John Stein & Ron Gill
By JON GARELICK  |  March 26, 2010
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Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics | Inspiration Information 3

The idea behind the Strut label's Inspiration Information series is simple: pair "modern artists and producers with their musical heroes"
Strut  (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 01, 2009
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The Whitefield Brothers | In the Raw

Now-Again (2009)
Now-Again (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 30, 2009
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School days

Fred Woodard graduated from Berklee in 1983 — and that’s when he really started to go to school.
Fred Woodard’s post-grad life, plus ‘KGBG’ at the Lily Pad
By JON GARELICK  |  June 17, 2008
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Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts

Drummer Wilson could borrow a title from his old boss Russ Gershon’s Either/Orchestra: neo-modernism.
The Scenic Route | Palmetto
By JON GARELICK  |  January 29, 2007