Bill Beuttler

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06/12/12    Albums

Friendly Fire
Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring

It’s been more than half a century since hard bop was born and blossomed. Despite the inevitable passing of many of its creators and brightest lights, the form remains alive and kicking on certain nights in certain clubs. For proof, consider Friendly Fire...

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06/04/12    Features

Robert Glasper: Renegade of Funk

Robert Glasper is going to make the jazz world safe for hip-hop and R&B—and vice versa

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05/02/12    Concerts

Concert Review: Esperanza Spalding, Orpheum Theatre, Boston, April 22

A triumphant homecoming for the Grammy winner and rising star

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03/25/12    Albums

Yes!
Ali Jackson/Aaron Goldberg/Omer Avital

This deeply satisfying collaboration of drummer Ali Jackson, pianist Aaron Goldberg and bassist Omer Avital was a long time coming. They’ve known and worked with one another for a couple of decades, having crossed paths in school, in assorted bands, on the...

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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...

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02/06/12    Concerts

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

A Monk-inspired rumination worth rejoicing over

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02/02/12    Albums

Samdhi
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

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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

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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...

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11/09/11    Albums

From Sun to Sun
Sam Yahel

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

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10/30/11    Albums

The Bouncer
Cedar Walton

Bill Beuttler reviews the latest release from piano great Cedar Walton

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10/19/11    Albums

Voyager: Live by Night
Eric Harland

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

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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...

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10/13/11    Concerts

Pat Metheny & Larry Grenadier in Boston

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

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Bill Beuttler joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 13, 2008