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Old favorites and debuts make the scene

We have to wait for spring to see Charlie Haden's Quartet West and the Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau duo, but there are still plenty of ways to keep an eye and ear on jazz in the winter months.
Rich choices
By JON GARELICK  |  December 30, 2011

Rumblin’ in Attleboro

Last call for AS220's CRISS CROSS ORCHESTRA closing out the 2011 Burnside Park concert series on THURSDAY (the 25th).
The McGunks, Throttles, and more!
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011
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Dan Capaldi steps out from behind the kit

In addition to plenty of other projects, Dan Capaldi has played drums now for two of Portland's most important bands of the last five years: the brightly burning Cambiata and the still-on-the-rise Holy Boys Danger Club.
On the Level
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 28, 2011
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Auktyon

Maybe next time Auktyon should have a little more Stoli before hitting the “RECORD” button.
Girls Sing | Geometriya
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 18, 2008
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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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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


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The talk of the town

With the Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival defunct and no other significant local jazz fest in sight, the Beantown Jazz Festival has been stepping up to fill the void.
Live jazz to die for
By JON GARELICK  |  September 13, 2006
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Life is a cabaret

The Dresden Dolls have been crazy busy since the release, earlier this year, of Yes, Virginia (Roadrunner), and their autumn itinerary ensures they’ll be applying the pancake make-up well into winter.
The Dolls, the Rudds, d’Elf, and more shake it up this fall
By JONATHAN PERRY  |  September 13, 2006
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Boston music news: September 8, 2006

Singer/violinist Tracy Bonham was a local favorite long before “Mother, Mother” hit the alt-rock charts in 1996, and she remained one even after her burst of fame dissipated and she resettled in LA.
Notes on Tracy Bonham and the Blue Man Group
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 05, 2006
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Logically speaking

The turntablist who taught jam bands to scratch speaks on his new album, the roots of jazz rap, and his New Orleans tribute with Charlie Hunter.
DJ Logic talks about his Zen moment
By DAVID BOFFA  |  July 17, 2006