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One night, one jazz trifecta
True, there aren't enough paying gigs for musicians, but the live music is out there — and last Wednesday, I had to scramble to make three promising shows.
Taylor Eigsti, the October Trio, and the BC Quintet
| July 02, 2010
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
The jazz tide is shifting once again.
Brian Blade and company help blaze jazz’s newest path
| October 20, 2008
An old lion roars
In recent years, McCoy Tyner has looked frail for his age — once robust and round-faced, he now appears gaunt.
McCoy Tyner at the Regattabar, December 27, 2007
| December 31, 2007
For much of his life, no one played Thelonious Monk pieces except Thelonious Monk.
Julius Hemphill at the Gardner, Cyrus Plays Elvis
| October 23, 2007
Holy spirit of the saxophone
John Coltrane died 40 years ago this past July at the age of 40 of liver cancer.
The John Coltrane Memorial Concert and Ben Ratliff’s Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
| September 12, 2007
The anxiety of influence
“I’m playing changes!” That’s what a young jazz-pianist acquaintance of mine announced exultantly to one of his musical buddies back in the early ’70s.
Tyner, Coltrane, Kenny Garrett, and Branford Marsalis
| September 26, 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
Side by side by the waterside
Gold Sounds were in the middle of a hellacious set of Pavement covers at the JVC-Newport Jazz Festival last Saturday afternoon when a woman who appeared to be in her 70s turned to me and said, “This is the sleeper of the day! I was going to get a lemonad
A disparate diet of sounds at Newport
| August 15, 2006
Going on sale: July 21, 2006
Black Eyed Peas, Los Lonely Boys, Gnarls Barkley, Massive Attack, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
| July 18, 2006
Don’t shoot the piano players
Twenty years ago, Fred Hersch was known as a talented young jazz pianist and teacher at New England Conservatory.
Fred Hersch, Ran Blake, and Charles Gayle take solos
| March 23, 2006
The provocative tripleheader bill “What Is Jazz?” was originally put together by the ropeadope label for a showcase of its roster at Tonic in New York: the Christian McBride Band , the Charlie Hunter Trio , and DJ Logic and Bobby Previte .
Jazz in the clubs and beyond
| March 09, 2006
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