Tony Williams

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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

Review: BalletRox's Urban Nutcracker

BalletRox's Urban Nutcracker, plus a visit from Beth Soll
Plus a visit from Beth Soll
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 17, 2010

Does jazz have a melody problem?

It seems lately that every other jazz musician I talk to under 40 wants to talk about melody — how it’s the thing they all care about.  
Phil Sargent and Daniel Bennett try a new approach
By JON GARELICK  |  June 04, 2010

Miles Davis | The Complete Columbia Album Collection

Given the consensus that the CD era is drawing to a close, labels have begun to look increasingly toward the well-heeled — those who not only still buy their music on something they can hold but aren't averse to buying it in supersized, extravagant con
Columbia/Legacy (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 11, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009

Winged feet

Dance highlights from the fall season.
Dance around town
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 08, 2008


Visionary sounds

Sonic Youth, Andrew Hill, Bob Dylan, and more
A year in jazz and pop
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 20, 2006

Trio Beyond

The Portuguese name of this two-disc live concert means feelings for something — or someone — you’ve loved and lost and probably won’t get back, and it’s a perfect title.
Saudades | ECM
By ADAM J. GOLD  |  June 13, 2006

Live, long and uncut

Here’s Miles performing not in the laboratory of the studio but in front of a live audience, unmediated by the mixing board or the razor blade.
Columbia opens Miles Davis’s Cellar Door
By JON GARELICK  |  January 12, 2006