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Too hot to handle: This winter's jazz concerts
It's tough enough that there are several rescheduled events that were pushed into the new year by Hurricane Sandy and other factors, but how to squeeze everything else into a list of 10? Mark your calendars.
| December 21, 2012
As guitar heroes go — even jazz guitar heroes — Ben Monder flies under the radar.
Ben Monder's unique space
| June 18, 2010
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
Live and on record
To call Darius Jones’s music avant-garde seems almost beside the point. In its way, it’s older than old — it’s ancient.
Darius Jones, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Ben Goldberg’s Go Home
| November 06, 2009
Teachers and students
Several of this fall's promising jazz performances are clustered around the week of October 18. That marks the 40th-anniversary celebration of the jazz-studies program at New England Conservatory, which, created by Gunther Schuller, established NEC as
NEC and Berklee set the jazz stage
| September 18, 2009
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
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
State of the art
You could find just about any kind of jazz you wanted on the three stages at the JVC Jazz Festival in Newport last weekend.
Newport's Jazz ID check
| August 12, 2008
Talking with Nathaniel Facey, the alto-saxophonist in the London band Empirical, you find it difficult at first to pin down where and how the quintet developed their unusual compositional style.
Empirical go to the movies, plus the Hot 8
| July 28, 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
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
| December 26, 2007
It’s not that I think Billie Holiday: Remixed and Reimagined is some kind of unforgivable desecration.
Billie Holiday unstuck in time
| December 07, 2007
Fathers and son
It must be daunting to have Joshua Redman’s talent.
Joshua Redman goes East
| May 01, 2007
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
| September 13, 2006
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
| January 14, 2006
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival has grown from a one-day street fair to 10 days of activities that encompass club gigs as well as the signature afternoon multi-stage event in the South End. Here are some highlight
Goodies from Berklee's Beantown Jazz Festival
| January 01, 1900
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