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Pat Metheny | Orchestrion
The “orchestrion” is a Rube Goldberg-like contraption that empowers Metheny in one-man-band format to trigger a variety of percussion and other instruments as he plays guitar.
| May 14, 2010
Fred Woodward | Urban Garden
| April 17, 2009
Fred Woodard graduated from Berklee in 1983 — and that’s when he really started to go to school.
Fred Woodard’s post-grad life, plus ‘KGBG’ at the Lily Pad
| June 17, 2008
Killer guitars — and bands
Now 53 and more than 30 years into a remarkable career, Pat Metheny still approaches jazz like a kid let loose in a candy store.
Pat Metheny’s latest trio and Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Remedy
| March 10, 2008
In the era of YouTube, we’re apt to forget that not every note of music ever played has been captured on film or video.
The ‘Jazz Icons’ DVDs
| November 26, 2007
About two weeks ago, you could have caught New York-based jazz trumpeter Russ Johnson at Carnegie Hall with sax player Lee Konitz.
New York’s finest jazz musicians come to Farmington
| July 03, 2007
Everything on these CDs is played with total command.
Worl Full of Blues | Stony Plain
| June 26, 2007
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
| May 16, 2007
Sonny Rollins has said that when he plays long solos, it isn’t necessarily because he’s inspired but because he’s looking for inspiration.
Sonny Rollins, Symphony Hall, April 6, 2007
| April 09, 2007
This article originally appeared in the January 27, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
James Brown, takin' it to the Stage
| January 23, 2007
For many reasons, much great music is created in the darker recesses of the mind, where dreariness, despondence, and desolation rule. Of course, it doesn’t always have to be the case.
Fever Dream heats up; Zawadi’s heady soul stew
| June 27, 2006
Master at work
The best guitarists can always be recognized by their sound, even if they spend their careers swapping amps, effects, or instruments.
A solo flight from Pink Floyd’s David Glimour
| April 25, 2006
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