Sep 162014
Fuse Album Review: Wadada Leo Smith's "The Great Lakes Suites" -- A Miraculous Freedom

Wadada Leo Smith’s latest album features a series of miraculous performances that give a new meaning to freedom: the sometimes lengthy and airily open improvisations take us on journeys but never seem to wander.

Sep 122014
Fuse Music Review: Boston Calling 2014 -- A Weekend of Crazy Weather and the Festival's Strongest Lineup Yet

The fourth edition of Boston Calling boasted the music festival’s strongest lineup to date and the performances did not disappoint.

Sep 082014
Fuse Classical Music Preview: Worcester Chamber Music Society’s 2014-15 Season — Creative, Occasionally Offbeat

Worcester Chamber Music Society is a top-notch chamber ensemble based in central Massachusetts, a region not exactly overflowing with resident, headline-grabbing professional classical music groups.

Sep 082014
Fuse CD Reviews: Camerata Pacifica plays John Harbison; Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov perform Beethoven

Camerata Pacifica does right by John Harbison. And when it comes to Beethoven’s music for cello and piano, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov are tops.

Aug 302014
Coming Attractions in Jazz:  Late Summer/Early Autumn Festival Update

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is back, and from Northampton to Falmouth jazz festivals abound throughout the waning days of summer and the arrival of autumn.

Aug 292014
Fuse Book Review: "The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs" -- Chronicling the Thrill of Invention

On more than one occasion in The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs Greil Marcus argues that the original recordings of some of his picks don’t hold a candle to their cover versions.