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Some must-see acts at this weekend’s Newport Jazz Festival
To kick off the 2011 edition of the NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL , MICHAEL FEINSTEIN harks to the Voice's classic 1958 date, essaying a handful of Tin Pan Alley chestnuts in his own bravura-flecked style.
Horns of plenty
| August 05, 2011
James Farm take jazz into songs
Typical of the festival's — and jazz's — rich crosscurrents these days is the collective quartet James Farm. This is a band with unassailable jazz bona fides.
Plus: A Newport Jazz Fest sampler
| August 05, 2011
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
2009: The year in jazz
Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and concerts I wrote about in 2009.
In and out
| December 25, 2009
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
| August 14, 2009
The music man
Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
| August 07, 2009
Call it Saxophone Saturday. All sorts of superb reed players take the stage at today's edition of George Wein's Jazz Festival 55. The vigor of...
| August 04, 2009
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
| June 12, 2009
The Bad Plus plus a singer
The Bad Plus plus a singer
| March 09, 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
The making of the Roots-versus-Antibalas Sound Clash
We're not previewing the Red Bull Sound Clash just because the buzz-beverage overlords supply Phoenix headquarters with enough voltage to paralyze a petting zoo.
How ?uest got his groove back
| January 20, 2009
Review: Joshua Redman's Compass
Redman's previous CD, 2007's Back East , was front-loaded with high-concept expectations.
| January 12, 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
Year in Jazz: Playing for keeps
| December 22, 2008
The jazz tide is shifting once again.
Brian Blade and company help blaze jazz’s newest path
| October 20, 2008
A young woman steps off the Elevator Styx into a Hades ruled by Pee-wee Herman.
New Rep’s Eurydice, the ART’s Let Me Down Easy, SpeakEasy’s The Light in the Piazza
| September 24, 2008
Killer guitars — and bands
Now 53 and more than 30 years into a remarkable career, Pat Metheny still approaches jazz like a kid let loose in a candy store.
Pat Metheny’s latest trio and Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Remedy
| March 10, 2008
Three for the road
Maybe it’s Larry Klein’s world and the rest of us just live in it.
Herbie Hancock, Renee Rosnes, and Luciana Souza
| August 21, 2007
Birds of a feather
What continues to make the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport so vital these days isn’t just the variety but the depth of the variety.
The jazz flocks gather at Newport
| August 15, 2007
Sam Yahel Trio
Sam Yahel’s expressive approach to the Hammond B3 organ has made him one of the most sought-after sidemen in jazz.
Truth and Beauty | Origin
| June 27, 2007
Nights on the town
By now, the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim has been completely ingrained in the language of jazz and pop.
Brandão, Coltrane, and Redman move the beat around
| May 16, 2007
New Orleans notes
This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
A city holds fast to its soul
| May 08, 2007
Fathers and son
It must be daunting to have Joshua Redman’s talent.
Joshua Redman goes East
| May 01, 2007
All them 88s!
From free to funky, it sometimes seems like a golden age of jazz piano.
A whole lotta pianists and more
| December 28, 2006
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