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Three for the road

Herbie Hancock, Renee Rosnes, and Luciana Souza
Maybe it’s Larry Klein’s world and the rest of us just live in it.
By: JON GARELICK  |  August 21, 2007


Birds of a feather

The jazz flocks gather at Newport
What continues to make the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport so vital these days isn’t just the variety but the depth of the variety.
By: JON GARELICK  |  August 15, 2007


The band's the thing

Jenny Scheinman, Regattabar, August 6, 2007
Jenny Scheinman has become the go-to gal for mixed-genre violin.
By: JON GARELICK  |  August 13, 2007


Maria Schneider Orchestra

Sky Blue | artistShare
Schneider made history of sorts by winning a Grammy for 2004’s Concert in the Garden on the upstart Web-only artistShare label.
By: JON GARELICK  |  August 07, 2007


Hardcore high jinks

Beastie Boys, Opera House, August 5, 2007
The instrumentals offered pleasant-enough grooves, dirty fuzz bass from Yauch, and wah-wah guitar from Horovitz.
By: JON GARELICK  |  August 07, 2007


Anat, Elvis, and Jenny

Looking ahead to Newport Jazz and Folk, and to Jenny Scheinman
In the wake of a single solo album on her own label in 2005, Anat Cohen is suddenly everywhere.
By: JON GARELICK  |  July 30, 2007


Road warrior

Erik Friedlander, Lily Pad, July 18, 2007
Plucked cello and the open road may suggest overly earnest guitar folk, but Friedlander’s music is as tough-minded and original as it is elegiac.
By: JON GARELICK  |  July 24, 2007


Avishai Cohen

After the Big Rain | Anzic
Here’s hoping for a live tour.
By: JON GARELICK  |  July 23, 2007


Three nights

5LMN2, Revelation at the Beehive, and Geni’s shakuhachi
As usual, there was too much to see in a week that included avant-gardist Burton Greene at one end of the spectrum and crossover darling Diana Krall at the other.
By: JON GARELICK  |  July 17, 2007


André Previn

Alone | Emarcy
André Previn has been an acclaimed professional jazz musician since he was a teenager.
By: JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2007


Little band with a big sound

Gypsy Schaeffer’s formal ingenuity, plus Berklee’s Jazz Revelation Records
Throughout my notes on the Boston quartet Gypsy Schaeffer, I’ve written “great tune.”
By: JON GARELICK  |  July 03, 2007


Wily Scot

Billy Connolly slays 'em at the Loeb
When Billy Connolly checked the time after nearly two hours of performance and said, “I could go on for days,” he was met with cheers and applause.
By: JON GARELICK  |  June 19, 2007


Omar Sosa

Promise | Otá
What we get on his latest outing is more often Miles’d-up trancy electric Afropop than what you might think of as Afro-Cuban jazz.
By: JON GARELICK  |  June 12, 2007


Pretty and slow

Keren Ann, Somerville Theatre, June 2, 2007
It’s difficult to say what we gained by seeing Keren Ann live at the Somerville Theatre last Saturday night as opposed to listening to her on record.
By: JON GARELICK  |  June 04, 2007


Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts

The Scenic Route | Palmetto
Drummer Wilson could borrow a title from his old boss Russ Gershon’s Either/Orchestra: neo-modernism.
By: JON GARELICK  |  January 28, 2010


Ornette Coleman

Sound Grammar | Sound Grammar
Has Ornette’s alto sax ever sounded purer and more lovely?
By: JON GARELICK  |  January 28, 2010

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