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Paul Lieberman's Brazilian accent
How did a middle-class Jewish kid from New Jersey become a first-call session musician in Rio de Janeiro?
| August 19, 2011
Dennis Taylor | Steppin' Up
The set-up is familiar and unpretentious: a saxophone-fronted organ trio playing blues 'n' roots.
| February 25, 2011
Young and not so old
Noah Preminger is 25 years old. But close your eyes when he's playing - or talking - and you might think you're hearing a gruff jazz sage with 40 years on the road.
Noah Preminger is effin great; plus, dynamic duos live
| February 18, 2011
The education of Grace Kelly
Legendary 79-year-old alto-saxophonist Phil Woods laughs indignantly when I ask him how he knew 18-year-old alto-saxophonist Grace Kelly was special. "Come on, when you hear it, you know what it is! I've been doing this for 65 years!" Pressed for partic
| January 21, 2011
Photos: A.K.A.C.O.D. at the Plough & Stars
A.K.A.C.O.D. perform live at the Plough and Stars on December 8, 2010.
A.K.A.C.O.D. | Plough & Stars | December 8, 2010
| December 17, 2010
Two years ago, AMC made a deal to develop a series based on Francis Ford Coppola's classic 1974 film The Conversation . That show still hasn't materialized, but with Rubicon , AMC has now brought us a drama with a similar premise.
AMC crosses Rubicon
| July 30, 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
| June 04, 2010
The onliest Sonny
Sonny Rollins has held the unofficial title of world’s greatest living improviser at least since the early ’70s, following the death of John Coltrane and the second of two extended Rollins sabbaticals from public performance.
Rollins looks at 80
| April 09, 2010
Steve Lehman Octet | Travail, Transformation, and Flow
Young alto saxophonist/composer Lehman has been earning props both for his playing and his use of "spectral harmony" in his writing — where "attack, decay, and timbre provide the source material for orchestration and musical form."
| June 12, 2009
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