Don Byron

Jazz Album Review: “Pastor’s Paradox” — Paying Homage to Martin Luther King, Musically

October 31, 2023
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The intent of this fine album to dramatize the enduring legacy of Martin Luther King: no justice, no peace.

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Jazz Review: MIT Wind Ensemble and Two Clarinet Luminaries Serve Up Something Special

March 18, 2013
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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.

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Jazz Review: At MIT, Jazz Musician Don Byron Does Gospel Right

October 30, 2012
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Jazz musician Don Byron is nothing if not eclectic, but his own playing is always penetrating, challenging, energizing, and his compositions vehicles for both intense exploration and tenderness.

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Coming Attractions in Jazz: June 2010

May 31, 2010
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By J. R. Carroll June brings a cupful of world jazz. [Updated: See Mose Allison item below] Photo by Daniel Sheehan While the eyes of the sporting world may be on the stadiums of South Africa, there will be plenty of international flavor here in New England this month. Brazilian born but now Seattle-based, pianist/composer/arranger…

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Coming Attractions in Jazz: March 2010

March 1, 2010
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By J. R. Carroll March is the month for Elder Statesmen—and drummers. Bassist Buster Williams has played and recorded with, well, damn near everyone, and currently leads his own Something More Quartet; they’ll be coming to Scullers on March 2 at 8 p.m. Photo by Mandy Hall, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Drummer…

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