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Photos: New Orleans Jazz Festival 2012
The New Orleans Jazz Fest, from April 27–May 6, 2012.
April 27–May 6, 2012
| May 11, 2012
Soul Queen Irma Thomas at Scullers
The "Soul Queen of New Orleans," Irma Thomas, sang her deathless "It's Raining" over the closing credits of a recent episode of Treme. You can...
| May 19, 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
The Detroit Cobras give new life to old soul
There's nothing lazier than the typical cover band: musicians taking the easy way out for listeners who don't want to be challenged — or, worse yet, revisiting the glory years when their shitty taste in music was current and therefore socially acceptabl
| June 05, 2009
DIY and more
Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
| March 16, 2009
Joe Henry is an unlikely candidate for a protest CD, even one this subtle.
Civilians | Anti-
| September 12, 2007
A home is more than a structure, more than a safe place to lay your head. It’s community, continuity, and belonging.
Local group slams for NOLA
| March 26, 2007
No reason to complain
There are at least two ways to approach the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
Escaping corporate rock — and the panel discussions — at SxSW
| March 20, 2007
Brothers and other mothers
The single hottest ticket among jazz fans this season will be for the Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau Quartet.
Jazz in concerts and clubs
| March 13, 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
Crescent City queen
It’s a little more than a year since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and Irma Thomas’s life, like those of most residents of the city, has yet to return to normal.
Irma Thomas comes to Tanglewood
| August 30, 2006
Get ’em while they’re hot!
I’ll admit, my country-music credentials are piss-poor, but the first time I heard the Patrons album All That Is Tied , I liked it because I thought it was good country music. The Patrons, "Didn't Love You Anyway (mp3)
The Patrons carry on Boston’s country-rock tradition
| August 01, 2006
The New Orleans Social Club
Good intentions do not great art make.
Sing Me Back Home | Burgundy/Sony
| April 24, 2006
New Orleans–style pianist Marcia Ball doesn’t need special guests to validate her rumba-boogie blues.
| February 27, 2006
In all languages
For the past half decade or so, saxophonist Chris Potter has alternately traveled with two of the best bandleaders in jazz, Dave Holland and Dave Douglas.
Winter concert preview: looking ahead to jazz in 2006
| January 14, 2006
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