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Mary Chapin Carpenter | The Age of Miracles
Mary Chapin Carpenter made her best albums when she was breaking from Nashville and testing what country radio would let her get away with.
| June 18, 2010
Madeleine Peyroux at the Berklee Performance Center
Jazz chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux floods the Berklee Performance Center with a “River of Tears” | 136 Mass Ave, Boston | June 28 @ 7:30 pm...
| June 24, 2009
Given the sound of its first track (which is also the title of the album), you'd have every reason to think that 3play+'s debut CD is about to plunge you into Bill Frisell–style Americana.
3play+ do what they wanna; Melody Gardot follows her instincts
| June 05, 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
Boston bands Lake Street Dive and Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade are different, but with a lot in common.
Lake Street Dive and Miss Tess go their own ways
| March 24, 2009
The Bad Plus plus a singer
The Bad Plus plus a singer
| March 09, 2009
Madeleine Peyroux | Bare Bones
You could say that Peyroux's third album for Rounder in five years is just more of the same.
| March 03, 2009
Jenny Scheinman is such an unassuming, modest musician that it’s easy to underestimate the radicalness of her two new CDs, Jenny Scheinman and Crossing the Field .
Jenny Scheinman gets herself together
| June 02, 2008
You might recognize Jenny Scheinman’s name from the liner notes of one of the many high-profile releases on which she’s appeared as a jazz violinist.
| May 27, 2008
Never poor in spirit
The prospect of New England gospel-soul singer Mighty Sam McClain recording a duet with Jon Bon Jovi or performing onstage with Natalie Merchant seems improbable.
Homeless, not rootless
| November 14, 2007
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
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
With Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones as ingrained in the cultural fabric as cockroaches in an Allston student flat, there isn’t much refreshing about yet another pop singer’s taking a whack at a few pages in the Great American Songbook.
Sing You Sinners | Nettwerk
| January 16, 2007
There’s a perverse, painful pleasure in recalling a particular New York Times Magazine essay by David Hajdu back in December 2000.
Dominique Eade returns to disc with a new partner
| November 07, 2006
Sing the song!
What’s the deal with Madeleine Peyroux? Slideshow: Madeleine Peyroux at Berklee Performance Center, November 1, 2006
Madeleine Peyroux, Berklee Performance Center, November 1, 2006
| November 02, 2006
It's a retro soundscape of acoustic guitars and bass, brushes playing jazz-shuffle rhythms, vintage keyboards, and Peyroux’s lazy Billie Holiday croon.
Half The Perfect World | Rounder
| October 24, 2006
Sense in the sound
In Stephen Sondheim’s old formulation, opera is about music and musical theater is about words.
When it comes to singing (jazz and otherwise), it's about more than words
| September 20, 2006
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
An in-demand sidewoman brings her own thing to Newport. Jenny Scheinman, "Into the Clearing" (mp3) Jenny Scheinman, "Tango for Luna" (mp3)
Jenny Scheinman’s gypsy jazz
| August 09, 2006
Going on sale: August 4, 2006
Lewis Black, Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Head Automatica, Madeleine Peyroux, and more.
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| August 01, 2006
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