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Young and not so old

Noah Preminger is 25 years old. But close your eyes when he's playing - or talking - and you might think you're hearing a gruff jazz sage with 40 years on the road.
Noah Preminger is effin great; plus, dynamic duos live
By JON GARELICK  |  February 18, 2011
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The Top 10 Jazz Stories of 2010

Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and concerts I wrote about this year.
Ten long-players
By JON GARELICK  |  December 24, 2010
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The Top 10 Jazz Stories of 2010

Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and concerts I wrote about this year.
Ten long-players
By JON GARELICK  |  December 24, 2010
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Matt Wilson | Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O

Palmetto (2010)
Palmetto (2010)
By JON GARELICK  |  December 10, 2010
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Myra Melford’s Be Bread | The Whole Tree Gone

Few jazz players and composers can bring as broad a vocabulary to a single piece as pianist Myra Melford.
Firehouse 12 (2010)
By JON GARELICK  |  February 05, 2010
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Swing, etc.

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
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010


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Review: Matt Wilson Quartet | That’s Gonna Leave A Mark

Whatever else is going on in jazz — fractured meters, indie-pop fusions — it's always good to hear a couple of horns burning through the changes over swing cymbals and a hard-walking bass groove.
Palmetto (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  August 07, 2009

Portland scene report: November 23, 2007

If anything, the play list has gotten older (we heard Crash Test Dummies the other day, which was frightening), and we’ve yet to hear a local song as we flip through the stations.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 20, 2007
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Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts

Drummer Wilson could borrow a title from his old boss Russ Gershon’s Either/Orchestra: neo-modernism.
The Scenic Route | Palmetto
By JON GARELICK  |  January 29, 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