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Message points

Instrumental music isn't very dependable at conveying specific non-musical subject matter.
Christian Scott's political science, Anita Coelho's connections
By JON GARELICK  |  March 12, 2010

The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009

Hearts of glass

In the photo it is night, and two women in cocktail dresses sit — perhaps chatting while jazz plays in the background — in a spare modern living room.
California cool at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2008


In the years since Fagan formed his modern dance company, many ballets have taken on a “modern” look, bare feet and all.
Making the leap with Garth Fagan
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 12, 2008

Permanent shuffle

Every year the box sets reshuffle jazz history.
Box sets and jazz history
By JON GARELICK  |  December 12, 2006

Feeling the one

Stefon Harris’s ideas have sometimes seemed beyond his reach — but that’s okay, unlike a lot of workaday mainstream virtuosos, he’s at least had a few.
Stefon Harris’s big beat
By JON GARELICK  |  November 20, 2006