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The articulate melodic eloquence of Bill Frisell

Many of us have embarrassing moments in our past, but when one of the hippest jazz dudes around admits to donning a leisure suit and playing in a show band, you prepare for a wince on the seismic level.
Rolling with the changes
By JIM MACNIE  |  June 17, 2011
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For olde times’ sake

Squirrel Nut Zippers aren’t just a cult band — they’re practically a cult.
The return of the Squirrel Nut Zippers
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 15, 2008
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Sonny Rollins

The 2005 release Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert (Milestone) documented a historic occasion: Rollins’s Boston concert at Berklee, four days after the World Trade Center attacks.
Sonny, Please | Doxy
By JON GARELICK  |  January 08, 2007
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Border crossings

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
By JON GARELICK  |  August 09, 2006

Flashbacks: June 9, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 07, 2006
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Master movers

Rhode Island audiences have long been treated to national caliber dance troupes in Rhode Island College’s Performing Arts Series.
Mark Morris and Ronald K. Brown head to RIC  
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 01, 2006