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Live jazz from Joe Lovano, Eric Hofbauer, and Taylor Ho Bynum

Is there a more buoyant personality in jazz than Joe Lovano?

By JON GARELICK  |  September 21, 2012
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Photos: Newport Jazz Festival 2012

The Newport Jazz Festival 2012 takes over the Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI on August 3-5, 2012.
Fort Adams State Park, Newport RI | August 3-5, 2012
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 10, 2012
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Ten best bets at the Newport Jazz Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival has been on a roll these last few years, blending the commercial clout of big names with the creative cred of adventurous newcomers.
High notes
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 03, 2012

[live review] Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas at Scullers


A jazz supergroup of sorts made its debut at Scullers this week. The Joe Lovano/Dave Douglas quintet, calling itself Soundprints, rolled into town for sets...
By Jon Garelick  |  December 01, 2011

Brushes with greatness


At the Wayne Shorter show at Berklee last night, Joe Lovano walked in by himself, stepped into the row in front of us and started...
By Jon Garelick  |  February 09, 2011
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Joe Lovano Us Five | Bird Songs

It's worth taking Lovano's word that this is not a Charlie Parker "tribute" album.
 Blue Note (2011)
By JON GARELICK  |  January 14, 2011


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Esperanza and Kenny

Spalding's chamber music; Werner's elegy
Spalding's chamber music; Werner's elegy
By JON GARELICK  |  October 01, 2010
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Amazing grace

The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
By JON GARELICK  |  May 07, 2010
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Swing, etc.

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
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010
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Slow hand

In his Village Voice review of Jeremy Udden’s Plainville (Fresh Sound New Talent), Jim Macnie recalled how a friend of his tried to file it as “jazz for Wilco fans.” As Macnie explained, that’s not the whole story with Udden or Plainville , but it’s
Jeremy Udden’s rocky jazz path
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2009
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Slow hand

In his Village Voice review of Jeremy Udden’s Plainville (Fresh Sound New Talent), Jim Macnie recalled how a friend of his tried to file it as “jazz for Wilco fans.” As Macnie explained, that’s not the whole story with Udden or Plainville , but it’s
Jeremy Udden’s rocky jazz path
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2009


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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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Covering the bottom end - and the bottom line

The biggest news made by the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals the past two weekends was that they happened at all.
Newport Jazz comes back with a bang
By JON GARELICK  |  August 14, 2009
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Saxophone Sunday


This weekend's George Wein's Jazz Festival 55 offers a truly well-rounded program, and today's bill is an inspired mix that illustrates the music's current breadth....
By webteam  |  August 04, 2009
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Trail of tunes

The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
Music al fresco at summer fests
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009
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Group efforts

In November 2008, cutting firewood at his home in Brooklyn, Mark Turner, 42, arguably the most influential tenor-saxophonist of his generation, lost control of the power saw he was using.
Fly and the Tiptons
By JON GARELICK  |  April 10, 2009


Year in Jazz: Playing for keeps



By JON GARELICK  |  December 22, 2008
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The doctor is in

That Stanley Sagov plays jazz at all is impressive. That he plays it at such a high level is stunning.  
Stanley Sagov’s jazz remedies, plus Saxophone Summit
By JON GARELICK  |  October 08, 2008
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Getting it live

Noah Preminger — bearded, shaggy-haired, 23 years old — plays tenor saxophone like a man at least twice his age while remaining completely of the moment.
Noah Preminger, Fernando Huergo, the John Coltrane Memorial Concert, and the BeanTown Jazz Festival
By JON GARELICK  |  September 23, 2008
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Autumn leaves

One of the great harbingers of fall jazz for the past seven years has been the Beantown Jazz Festival.
A cornucopia of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  September 08, 2008
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Saxophone Summit

Despite the name, this has never been a mere supergroup blowing session.
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By JON GARELICK  |  May 27, 2008


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Breaking through

In the overall retail picture, jazz accounts for about three percent of sales, and a “hit” CD is anything that exceeds 10,000 copies.
Esperanza Spalding steps up her game
By JON GARELICK  |  May 19, 2008
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An old lion roars

In recent years, McCoy Tyner has looked frail for his age — once robust and round-faced, he now appears gaunt.
McCoy Tyner at the Regattabar, December 27, 2007
By JON GARELICK  |  December 31, 2007
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Cooling it

It's good news that the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in conjunction with Berklee College of Music, is bringing back jazz as a regular part of its concert season.
A wealth of winter jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  December 26, 2007
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Listen up

It’s the first year a long time where I truly felt like I didn’t listen to enough music.
Providence national pop + jazz picks: 2007 in review
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 18, 2007
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Underplaying to the Max

All-star blowouts at Symphony Hall are fraught with risk.
"A Celebration of Jazz & Joyce," Symphony Hall, September 28, 2007
By JON GARELICK  |  October 02, 2007


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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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Francisco Mela

The ?rst tune,“John Ramsay” (named for theBoston drummer), begins with the maze of Lionel Loueke’s acoustic-guitar patterns.
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By JON GARELICK  |  August 09, 2007
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Fathers and son

It must be daunting to have Joshua Redman’s talent.
Joshua Redman goes East
By JON GARELICK  |  May 01, 2007
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Tango talk

Argentine tango has a strong tradition. Which is both good and bad news for Bernardo Monk.
Bernardo Monk steps out
By JON GARELICK  |  January 23, 2007