Composer/pianist Anthony Coleman’s meticulous crafting made every second worthwhile.Read More
The King of Second Avenue’s one-joke shtick wears out long before the end of this 90-minute musical.Read More
Music Perspective / Preview: The Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory – “Where the Borders Disappear”
The Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation program is one of the best things we have in New England music, and if you’ve lived for any length of time in the Boston area without attending one of its concerts, you’ve missed an important experience.Read More
Judicial Review # 6: “Divine Sparks” (Boston Jewish Music Festival Concert at Berklee): How Hot a Flame?
What is a Judicial Review? It is a fresh approach to creating a conversational, critical space about the arts and culture. This is our sixth session, this time a discussion about the concert “Divine Sparks,” a provocative attempt to explore how Jewish cantorial music and other kinds of religious song can spark musical improvisation and…Read More
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…Read More