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Live jazz from John Scofield Trio at the Regattabar
Not long into his encore during the first set at the Regattabar Thursday night, guitarist John Scofield stopped the band, walked across the stage and took the sheet music from Steve Swallow's stand.
| September 21, 2012
Review: Chico & Rita
An animated film for grown-ups
This is the first animated movie nominated in that category to show pubic hair, and as a film for grown-ups it outclasses most of the nominees for Best Picture.
| February 28, 2012
Hoboe are a multi-trick pony
Read all about it
If you've heard of Hoboe, it's probably because of the gimmick.
| January 11, 2012
Amy Winehouse, 1983–2011
While we all await the inevitable "Last Days of Amy Winehouse" report from Rolling Stone , let's take a breather and remember the voice. It was slow, smoky, insinuating, sweet-and-sour, and seemed to conjure a handful of jazz-and-soul divas in a syllable...
| July 28, 2011
Joe Lovano Us Five | Bird Songs
Blue Note (2011)
It's worth taking Lovano's word that this is not a Charlie Parker "tribute" album.
| January 11, 2011
Live and on record
Darius Jones, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Ben Goldberg’s Go Home
To call Darius Jones’s music avant-garde seems almost beside the point. In its way, it’s older than old — it’s ancient.
| November 04, 2009
The music man
George Wein, the father of American music festivals, reflects on bringing world-class folk and jazz (and more) to Newport
Forty years after a half-million hippies descended on a sprawling dairy farm in upstate New York, Woodstock has become shorthand for an entire epoch.
| August 05, 2009
Review: Matt Wilson Quartet | That’s Gonna Leave A Mark
Whatever else is going on in jazz — fractured meters, indie-pop fusions — it's always good to hear a couple of horns burning through the changes over swing cymbals and a hard-walking bass groove.
| August 03, 2009
Meet the Beatles!
The Gary Burton Quartet remembers its roots
Swallow says that when he first picked up an electric bass, "My immediate impression was: 'Oh, shit! I'm in deep trouble here!' "
| June 17, 2009
Crossword: ''Court case''
Time to mix and match
Time to mix and match
| November 19, 2008
Walking the line
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’.
| May 28, 2008
PBRC’s Etymology of Bird soars
The Etymology of Bird is not about jazz legend Charlie Parker, but it certainly does soar and transport us.
| April 23, 2008
Crossword: ''When in Rome''
Letters and numbers
Letters and numbers
| April 02, 2008
Hearts of glass
California cool at the Addison Gallery
In the photo it is night, and two women in cocktail dresses sit — perhaps chatting while jazz plays in the background — in a spare modern living room.
| March 19, 2008
Tellers and a show
Josh Hilberman, Jody Weber, and Beth Soll
Dancers do a lot of talking about their work these days. This can be disarming and engaging as a lead-in to a performance, but it seldom gives away any secrets.
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| March 03, 2008
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-jazz connection
The connection between jazz and India is at least as old as John Coltrane’s composition named for that country.
| February 12, 2008
Off the wall
Sculpture and craft intersect at Aucocisco
Sometime around 1970 I wandered into the art gallery at Vermont's Bennington College and got a surprise.
| January 23, 2008
Norman Granz Presents Improvisation
The 1950 footage is only part of the story: the program is fleshed out with equally dazzling later performances.
| January 14, 2008
The old neighborhood
Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris at Gallery Kayafas, plus videos at MIT
Some call Charles “Teenie” Harris’s five decades of photos of Pittsburgh one of the grandest chronicles of African-American life ever assembled.
| December 12, 2007
Billie Holiday unstuck in time
It’s not that I think Billie Holiday: Remixed and Reimagined is some kind of unforgivable desecration.
| December 07, 2007
The ‘Jazz Icons’ DVDs
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.
| November 26, 2007
Holy spirit of the saxophone
The John Coltrane Memorial Concert and Ben Ratliff’s Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
John Coltrane died 40 years ago this past July at the age of 40 of liver cancer.
| September 12, 2007
Remembering Herb Pomeroy
Maybe there have been better musicians in Boston than Herb Pomeroy — maybe — but no musician has been more loved.
| September 04, 2007
| August 29, 2007
Sweet and Lowe down
Jews in Hell chronicles Portland’s ultimate outsider(s)
Quoting Lowe, Jews represent “a cult without a leader, freelance wise-asses without portfolio.” Who am I to argue?
| August 15, 2007
Crossword: 'Oink Oink'
I ham soooo funny
I ham soooo funny
| April 11, 2007
Dave Fiuczynski, John Tchicai, Chris Potter, and John Stetch live
“I’ve got $30 — which three CDs do you recommend?” The fan was at the corner of the stage at Johnny D’s talking to guitarist Dave Fiuczynski, who was on his knees hawking about half a dozen of his discs with different bands at 10 bucks a pop.
| February 15, 2007
Bernardo Monk steps out
Argentine tango has a strong tradition. Which is both good and bad news for Bernardo Monk.
| January 23, 2007
Box sets and jazz history
Every year the box sets reshuffle jazz history.
| December 12, 2006
Guitar heroes too
The Slip fall into the rock
“People simply can’t describe our music,” says drummer Andrew Barr of the Boston-based trio the Slip as he looks back over the band’s past decade together. The Slip, "Children of December" (mp3)
| December 07, 2006
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
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The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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