Here are some recommendations of concerts with hybrid works coming to the Boston area in the months ahead.
Music Commentary: The Place Between “Classical” and “Jazz” Becomes a Destination
2022 was a year in which hybrid musical forms reached more Boston audiences than ever before. 2023 promises to open even more doors. The Place Between is no longer dangerous territory, a detour, or a side road. It has become a destination in itself.
Jazz/Film Review: “An Evening of Jazz Healing” — A Thing of Beauty and Sharing
Jazz, in particular, seemed to not merely satisfy Justin Freed’s inner cravings for beauty, but it led him outwards, to others, eventually inspiring some of the key relationships in his life.
Fuse Music Commentary Series: Jazz and the Piano Concerto –Revisiting the Jazz Side
What I’ve learned from three years of research and listening is that the piano concerto is an ideal vehicle with which individual composers can experiment
Jazz Review — Pianist Donal Fox and Cellist Maya Beiser at the ICA
Pianist Donal Fox is a classical musician by training, and in style, with a yen for improvisation and, one might add, an unwillingness to let things be.
Music Commentary: The Problem of the Jazz Piano Concerto – Side A
When the jazz composer is the soloist, which is usually the case, he or she ironically revives one of the most venerable traditions in classical music.
Fuse Commentary Drill Down: Donal Fox’s “Peace Out”
Fuse Jazz Critic Steve Elman is currently surveying works that illuminate the tradition of the jazz-influenced piano concerto. His series began with an examination of Chick Corea’s current recording, The Continents. In part two, he takes a look at eight works by jazz composers that precede the release of Corea’s work. This post is a […]