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Concertizing

When I reach John Hollenbeck by phone, he's on a sojourn typical of the modern itinerant composer — a week-long teaching residency.
John Hollenbeck plays New Year's Eve! Plus, the Rempis/Rosaly duo
By JON GARELICK  |  December 18, 2009
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Newport Jazz Festival 2009

Jazzy!
Jazzy!
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 13, 2009
Saxophone Saturday

Saxophone Saturday


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...
By webteam  |  August 04, 2009
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Blink. | The Epidemic Of Ideas

Aside from the general aggressive, post-rock, post-jazz underground feel, there’s pretty tunes here.  
 Thirsty Ear (2008)
By JON GARELICK  |  October 01, 2008
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Skimming the cream

Some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and performances I wrote about this year.
Jazz: 2007 in review
By JON GARELICK  |  December 17, 2007
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All them 88s!

From free to funky, it sometimes seems like a golden age of jazz piano.
 A whole lotta pianists and more
By JON GARELICK  |  December 28, 2006


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From Chicago to Addis

I know of no single, clear definition of “free bop,” but I think I know it when I hear it, and I’d say no one does it better than the Vandermark 5.
The Vandermark 5 and the Either/Orchestra bring it all back home
By JON GARELICK  |  February 09, 2006
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In all languages

For the past half decade or so, saxophonist Chris Potter has alternately traveled with two of the best bandleaders in jazz, Dave Holland and Dave Douglas.
Winter concert preview: looking ahead to jazz in 2006
By JON GARELICK  |  January 14, 2006