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The jazz scene continues to struggle — along with everyone else — through hard times.
An early 2010 harvest
| 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
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
In November 2008, cutting firewood at his home in Brooklyn, Mark Turner, 42, arguably the most influential tenor-saxophonist of his generation, lost control of the power saw he was using.
Fly and the Tiptons
| April 10, 2009
DIY and more
Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
| March 16, 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
Fourth quarter earnings
Times a-wastin' on 2008, so before it's too late, here's a handful of discs that have caught my ear over the past few months.
Haden, Hunter, Rollins, Mela, Bley, and e.s.t.
| December 16, 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
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
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
Fathers and son
It must be daunting to have Joshua Redman’s talent.
Joshua Redman goes East
| May 01, 2007
Killer chops are part of what jazz is all about — what critic Whitney Balliett called “look-no-hands virtuosity.”
Metheny and Mehldau get it together
| April 03, 2007
Brothers and other mothers
The single hottest ticket among jazz fans this season will be for the Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau Quartet.
Jazz in concerts and clubs
| March 13, 2007
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
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