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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?
Bilingual
By JON GARELICK  |  August 19, 2011
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Dennis Taylor | Steppin' Up

The set-up is familiar and unpretentious: a saxophone-fronted organ trio playing blues 'n' roots.
Kizybosh (2011)
By JON GARELICK  |  February 25, 2011
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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
By JON GARELICK  |  February 18, 2011
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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
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By JON GARELICK  |  January 21, 2011
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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
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 17, 2010
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More spooks

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
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 30, 2010


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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
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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
By JON GARELICK  |  April 09, 2010
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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."
Pi (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  June 12, 2009