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Live jazz from John Scofield Trio at the Regattabar
Not long into his encore during the first set at the Regattabar Thursday night, guitarist John Scofield stopped the band, walked across the stage and took the sheet music from Steve Swallow's stand.
| September 21, 2012
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.
| December 30, 2011
John Scofield at Regattabar
Make your reservations early: guitar god John Scofield always fills the Regattabar, and his all-star New Jazz Quartet with pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Ben Street,...
| March 17, 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
Best in their field
The jazz scene continues to struggle — along with everyone else — through hard times.
An early 2010 harvest
| January 01, 2010
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
John Scofield | Piety Street
On the surface, this would seem a genre exercise — a professor/doctor of jazz guitar looking into the deep book of American gospel because it's . . . "interesting." But Scofield's integrity remains intact.
| March 30, 2009
DIY and more
Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
| March 16, 2009
One of the most hotly anticipated concerts of the season will be JOSHUA REDMAN's "Double Trio" concert at Berklee on January 22.
Joshua Redman, Cassandra Wilson, Lionel Loueke, and more
| December 30, 2008
Confusatron + Ricky Boy Floyd
For the last six years, the maniacal power trio of Confusatron have been delighting and baffling audiences throughout New England.
Music seen at Geno's, October 2, 2008
| October 09, 2008
Skimming the cream
Some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and performances I wrote about this year.
Jazz: 2007 in review
| December 17, 2007
For much of his life, no one played Thelonious Monk pieces except Thelonious Monk.
Julius Hemphill at the Gardner, Cyrus Plays Elvis
| October 23, 2007
Three in two
The Red Sox were playing the first game of their ALDS with the Angels, but Dominique Eade had a nearly full house.
Dominique, Musillami, and Sco
| October 10, 2007
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
| September 12, 2007
Sonic Youth, Andrew Hill, Bob Dylan, and more
A year in jazz and pop
| December 20, 2006
Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood
Medeski Martin & Wood have always had a tendency to play “out,” gravitating toward heady, avant-garde jazz licks and atonal riffs while dropping just enough straight-ahead funk grooves to pacify their jam-band fan base.
Out Louder | Indirecto
| November 07, 2006
The Portuguese name of this two-disc live concert means feelings for something — or someone — you’ve loved and lost and probably won’t get back, and it’s a perfect title.
Saudades | ECM
ADAM J. GOLD
| June 13, 2006
Portland scene report, April 14, 2006
Dead Season gets slick promo; Seekonk's CD release; LaMontagne's work hits the big stage; Curtis/Erelli get high praise
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| April 12, 2006
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