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The music may suffer plenty of economic slings and arrows these days, but it's still full of thrills galore. As usual, it's looking outside of its orthodoxy for invigorating ideas. Here are titles you truly need.
10 must-hear jazz discs
| January 01, 2010
In the city where Florencia Gonzalez grew up — the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo — every neighborhood has its own candombe group. These are drum outfits that might meet on a Sunday afternoon, a Wednesday night, or particular holidays, depending on neig
Florencia Gonzalez gets ugly . Plus, Dave Holland is sitting pretty.
| August 28, 2009
Niagara Falls is a great, looming presence in David Lindsay-Abaire's Wonder of the World , and the Theater Project delivers it, in the powerful white-noise rush of its crash, in ethereal shifting mists and haunting glacial-blue light, and in a rise of
The Theater Project visits Niagara Falls
| July 24, 2009
Interview: Steve Swallow on the Gary Burton Quartet
DO YOU REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW YOU GUYS FIRST GOT TOGETHER? I have a memory. I tend to distrust them, but my recollection is that I met Gary when he called me up and asked me if I would consider playing in Stan Getz's band, which he was already in.
An interview with Steve Swallow
| July 03, 2009
Meet the Beatles!
Swallow says that when he first picked up an electric bass, "My immediate impression was: 'Oh, shit! I'm in deep trouble here!' "
The Gary Burton Quartet remembers its roots
| June 19, 2009
It's standard operating procedure these days for young jazz bands to mix the free and the formal.
Bad Touch's Magic flow; plus Patricia Barber
| February 23, 2009
By the time guitarist Garrison Fewell made his first record as a leader, in the early '90s, he was nearly 40 years old, and the sound he displayed on his debut, A Blue Deeper Than Blue , was ripe.
Garrison's Fewell's journey out
| February 03, 2009
Review: Jim Hall and Bill Frisell, Hemispheres
What makes Hemispheres such a successful collaboration is not that Jim Hall and Bill Frisell meet in the middle but that they start there and extend outward.
Artist Share (2009)
| January 12, 2009
There was a time when it was easy to hate Geoff Farina. Well, maybe hate is too strong a word.
Geoff Farina’s new Glorytellers
| May 19, 2008
Alto-saxophonist Robbins’s writing on these 10 originals never settles for theme-solos-theme variations.
Do the Hate Laugh Shimmy | Fresh Sounds New Talent
| May 12, 2008
André Previn has been an acclaimed professional jazz musician since he was a teenager.
Alone | Emarcy
| July 10, 2007
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