Lee Konitz presented himself as the aging hipster he seems to be — sunglasses, laconic presence, and an I-don’t-give-a-shit attitude.
Concert Review: Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar at Regattabar — In The Blues Comfort Zone
Sonny Landreth tours with an electric rhythm section, but Tuesday night found him in a quieter duo with Austin, TX steel guitarist and former Asleep at the Wheel member, the wonderfully-named Cindy Cashdollar.
Coming Attractions in Jazz: August 2010
By J. R. Carroll Vacation time? Not for the musicians of New England. An amazing amount of live music this month, not a little of it free and open to the public. Photo by Denise Sullivan Treme trombonist and vocalist Glen David Andrews bridges gospel and New Orleans jazz at Johnny D’s in Somerville, MA […]
Coming Attractions in Jazz: March 2010
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 […]
Coming Attractions in Jazz: February 2010
There may not be any Lester Young tributes scheduled for Presidents’ Day, but the entire month of February is nothing less than a valentine to jazz piano. By J. R. Carroll Pianist Jason Moran hasn’t yet encountered a piece of music (or even raw sound) that he couldn’t transform into a jaw-dropping improvisation. Johannes Brahms, […]
Coming Attractions in Jazz: January 2010
By J. R. Carroll If January inspires a desire for warmer climes and a trip to the tropics isn’t in the cards, you can still come in out of the cornstarch and dry your mukluks as musicians who’ve brought their traditions to Boston from around the world turn up the heat. Zili Misik and their […]
Coming Attractions in Jazz: November 2009
By J. R. Carroll After the New England Conservatory’s well-deserved turn in the limelight last month in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their jazz studies program, the Berklee College of Music comes to the fore in November with a strong series of performances on- and off-campus. Photo by Jesus Angel Hernandez de Rojas, available […]
Patricia Barber brings ‘The Cole Porter Mix’ to Massachusetts
by J. R. Carroll Just a heads up to our readers that Patricia Barber will bring her quartet to the Regattabar for two shows on Wednesday evening, February 11th, and, for those in the Metro-West area, to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Thursday evening, February 12th. We expect she and her compatriots […]