Bill Beuttler

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02/24/12    Albums

Three Views
Dave Douglas

Dave Douglas is relentlessly innovative. In 2005, the trumpeter launched his Greenleaf Music label to keep pace with his huge compositional output and to get his music to listeners more efficiently. This summer came the cloud-based Greenleaf Portable Series...


02/06/12    Concerts

Jason Moran & the Big Bandwagon: Boston, February 2, 2012

A Monk-inspired rumination worth rejoicing over


02/02/12    Albums

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Bill Beuttler reviews the saxophonist's latest

01/12/12    Concerts

Julian Lage Trio in Boston, Dec. 31, 2011

A rising star guitarist and his new trio ring in the new year in style


01/09/12    Albums

ConClave Vol. 2
Brian Lynch and Spheres of Influence

Trumpeter Brian Lynch’s latest release with his Spheres of Influence band demonstrates the state of jazz bilingualism. The jazz spheres that influenced Lynch most heavily—straight-ahead hard bop and Latin—are personified in two heroes who employed him early...

12/14/11    Concerts

Miguel Zenón/Vijay Iyer @ Berklee, 12/9/11

A double-bill features two of today's best


11/16/11    Albums

Good Old Light
Dave King Trucking Company

Dave King’s career sounds as ferociously energized as his playing. Best known for his high-octane drumming with the Bad Plus, King also belongs to eight other bands, according to his website. If that weren’t enough, last year he released a solo album of...


11/09/11    Albums

From Sun to Sun
Sam Yahel

Bill Beuttler reviews the new release from keyboardist Sam Yahel, 'From Sun to Sun'


10/30/11    Albums

The Bouncer
Cedar Walton

Bill Beuttler reviews the latest release from piano great Cedar Walton


10/19/11    Albums

Voyager: Live by Night
Eric Harland

Drummer's first album as leader is "fresh, powerful stuff"


10/16/11    Albums

Ninety Miles
Stefon Harris/David Sánchez/Christian Scott

Bring three of jazz’s brightest stars to Havana and pair them with two of Cuba’s best young pianists and their quartets. It took a year to make it happen, but that was the drill for Ninety Miles , the multimedia brainchild of Concord Music Group’s John Burk...


10/13/11    Concerts

Pat Metheny & Larry Grenadier in Boston

Wide-ranging setlist hits "Bright Size Life," Metheny/Mehldau cuts


10/05/11    Albums

David Binney's 'Barefooted Town'

Saxophonist assembles all-star, younger cast for new album


09/30/11    Concerts

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival 2011

Terri Lyne Carrington, James Farm, Danilo Pérez and Gary Burton highlight this versatile fest


08/30/11    Albums

Woods & Mays
Phil Woods & Bill Mays

When Bill Mays took over the piano chair in the Phil Woods Quintet for the departing Bill Charlap a few years ago, Woods began thinking he and Mays should record a duo album. This past September they spent three hours doing so, and Woods & Mays is the result...


08/26/11    Albums

Gerald Wilson Orchestra

Gerald Wilson’s new album, Legacy , is aptly titled. His son Anthony Wilson and grandson Eric Otis each contribute a composition to the project, which is anchored by Wilson’s own seven-part suite Yes Chicago Is… , a celebration of his home through much of...

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Bill Beuttler joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 13, 2008