Though Peter Townshend is clearly the better known and more popular of the two, it was Mike Scott who produced the better book and more satisfying promotional event in Boston.
The 35th anniversary concert proved that Coltrane’s music and memory continue to strongly hold sway in the hearts and souls of musicians and audiences alike.
Greg Hawkes and his trio are proof that in the right hands, with the right material, an evening of ukulele is a marvelous showcase for the pure beauty of great songwriting and the virtuosic ability to wring exquisite chords and blissful harmonics from four strings on a stubby fretboard.
According to former WGBH Jazz DJ Steve Schwartz, “In retrospect, the writing was on the wall. About a year and a half ago, our shows were cut by an hour; before that, we were told we could no longer use the names of our shows or our theme songs.”
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but in Boston this summer (and throughout the year) free concerts are as easy to find as upset fans at Fenway Park.