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2009: The year in jazz

Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and concerts I wrote about in 2009.
In and out
By JON GARELICK  |  December 25, 2009
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Slow hand

In his Village Voice review of Jeremy Udden’s Plainville (Fresh Sound New Talent), Jim Macnie recalled how a friend of his tried to file it as “jazz for Wilco fans.” As Macnie explained, that’s not the whole story with Udden or Plainville , but it’s
Jeremy Udden’s rocky jazz path
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2009
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Slow hand

In his Village Voice review of Jeremy Udden’s Plainville (Fresh Sound New Talent), Jim Macnie recalled how a friend of his tried to file it as “jazz for Wilco fans.” As Macnie explained, that’s not the whole story with Udden or Plainville , but it’s
Jeremy Udden’s rocky jazz path
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2009

The making of a House party



By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009
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Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009
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Steady rollin’ man

“Right now I’m more happy than ever,” says Duke Robillard.
Duke Robillard on touring with Tom Waits, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  September 19, 2006


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Teo Leyasmeyer, 1947–2006

Teo Leyasmeyer, who died last Tuesday at the age of 59 from liver cancer, was a special kind of local hero.
In memoriam
By JON GARELICK  |  May 25, 2006