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Nights on the town

By now, the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim has been completely ingrained in the language of jazz and pop.
Brandão, Coltrane, and Redman move the beat around
By JON GARELICK  |  May 16, 2007

Oil and water?

In  his annual round-up , Jeffrey Gantz repeats the comment he made in his original review of the Royal Ballet’s Manon: “With its art prostituted to [the choreographer] MacMillan’s politics.”
Letters to the Boston editor: January 5, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 03, 2007


The real album of the year is a disc that probably didn’t cross many people’s paths in 2006, a Rhino comp titled Future Retro that pairs various DJs/electronicists (Richard X, Tiga, the Crystal Method) with classic new-wave tracks by the Cure, Echo &am
A year in national pop
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 28, 2006

Nouvelle Vague

If it’s possible to give a one-trick pony legs, then French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libau have found the secret.
Bande À Part | Luaka Bop
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 11, 2006

Arcadium fire

The Chili Peppers are gearing up for the release of a double album by streaming their new single. Nice of them. Fortunately, there’s better stuff out there . . .
Chili Peppers double-album: why?
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 10, 2006