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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
Miles Davis | The Complete Columbia Album Collection
Given the consensus that the CD era is drawing to a close, labels have begun to look increasingly toward the well-heeled — those who not only still buy their music on something they can hold but aren't averse to buying it in supersized, extravagant con
| December 11, 2009
Five shows in eight days (not counting an early-music side trip with Jordi Savall’s Hespèrion XXI at Sanders Theatre), so let’s get cracking.
Björkestra, Jarrett, Kelly, and the Cohens
| November 03, 2008
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
| October 08, 2008
One of the great harbingers of fall jazz for the past seven years has been the Beantown Jazz Festival.
A cornucopia of jazz
| September 08, 2008
In a town bursting with young musical talent, Leo Genovese might be the most explosive.
Leo Genovese tries to play what he doesn’t know; plus David Torn’s Prezens
| March 24, 2008
Was Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff a charlatan?
When G.I. Gurdjieff came to Boston
| July 03, 2007
Half a century ago something known as dance drama occupied a large part of the modern-dance repertory.
Complexions at the Tsai Center
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| February 06, 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
Sonic Youth, Andrew Hill, Bob Dylan, and more
A year in jazz and pop
| December 20, 2006
The power of two
Marco Benevento started out like most Berklee pianists, shedding Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett solos and scrounging for side gigs.
The Benevento/Russo Duo’s will to rock
| November 20, 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
| January 12, 2006
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