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Chick Corea and John McLaughlin | Five Peace Band Live

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin first encountered each other in Miles Davis's group in the late '60s before taking his electric-jazz lessons and going on to invent fusion with Return to Forever (Corea) and the Mahavishnu Orchestra (McLaughlin).
Concord (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  April 24, 2009

One shining moment

Fairhaven won a tight race at the 2009 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals at Lupo's on April 4.
Fairhaven grab the brass ring at the 'BRU rock hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 10, 2009

David Fiuczynski | KiF Express

This latest album from Screaming Headless Torsos guitarist David Fiuczynski's KiF doesn't worry about subtlety.
Fuzelicious Morsels (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  February 03, 2009

Going on sale: November 7, 2008

Earth, Wind & Fire, The New Deal, RA the Rugged Man, Love Is All, and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  November 05, 2008

Hearts of glass

In the photo it is night, and two women in cocktail dresses sit — perhaps chatting while jazz plays in the background — in a spare modern living room.
California cool at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2008

Going on sale: August 3, 2007

Minus the Bear, Toris Amos, Josh Rouse, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 31, 2007


The Mahavishnu Project

John McLaughlin’s groundbreaking Mahavishnu Orchestra never played the material from their most symphonic album, 1975’s Visions of the Emerald Beyond , live.
Return to the Emerald Beyond | Cuneiform
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 19, 2007

Road shows

“I’ve got $30 — which three CDs do you recommend?” The fan was at the corner of the stage at Johnny D’s talking to guitarist Dave Fiuczynski, who was on his knees hawking about half a dozen of his discs with different bands at 10 bucks a pop.
Dave Fiuczynski, John Tchicai, Chris Potter, and John Stetch live
By JON GARELICK  |  February 15, 2007

Power players

Prog-rock, art rock, and jazz rock have their equivalent of hardcore Trekkies, the Spock-eared enthusiasts who help populate Star Trek conventions.
  The story of the Mahavishnu Orchestra
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 15, 2006

From the top

The scene was not atypical for a Thursday night at the Lizard Lounge. Club d'Elf, "Intro/Bass Beatbox" (mp3)
Mike Rivard and Club d’Elf finally rehearse
By JON GARELICK  |  October 04, 2006

Al DiMeola

Long Islander DiMeola played a pivotal role in the development of fusion guitar.
Consequence of Chaos | Telarc
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 26, 2006


Mike Stern

The bitch is that nobody goes “out” in this pedantic fusion session. Mike Stern, "Good Question"  (mp3)
Who Let The Cat’s Out | Heads Up  
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 05, 2006

Solo, trio, orchestra

Charlap made the evening a primer on the American Songbook.
A week of live jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  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
By JON GARELICK  |  January 12, 2006

Doin’ it live

The winter concert scene’s got something for everybody, from Averi to Zakir Hussain. Okay, I couldn’t resist that bit of alphabetical hackery, but it’s true.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 09, 2006