Kneebody threw jazz into the stylistic blender and it popped out as something you probably haven’t heard before. The future sounds good.
Satoko Fujii’s quartet could go from 0 to 100 at the drop of a hat, but only once in a while, and nearly always at the perfect time.
Nourishments is an emphatic musical statement from a seasoned bandleader, returning to the front of a traditional quintet.
The wizards of mandolin and jazz piano were in perfect sync, blending styles and breaking barriers.
The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra sought bravely to straddle the jazz and classical worlds with a little help from some star soloists.
Recipe for a memorable evening at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium: two of the world’s great clarinetists, an inspiring conductor, a hard-working student band, and a major new piece of the clarinet repertoire.
Postmodern jazz trio The Bad Plus plays some of the prettiest Stravinsky ever performed.
The new Mingus box set from Mosaic is a treasure trove — jazz lovers should get their hands on one of the 7,500 limited edition copies.
It was a rocking night, full of fun and energy. It was intelligent, maybe even a bit brainy at times.
Ray Charles had one of the great voices of the 20th century, and even the best singers have very large shoes to fill when paying tribute.