Bill Beuttler

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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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10/05/11    Albums

David Binney's 'Barefooted Town'

Saxophonist assembles all-star, younger cast for new album

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09/30/11    Concerts

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival 2011

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

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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...

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08/26/11    Albums

Legacy
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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08/16/11    Albums

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Benny Green

Pianist Benny Green explains in the notes accompanying his new album that it’s his first trio recording as a leader in 10 years. “I just wasn’t motivated to have a band,” he writes, and it’s tempting to think he spent the time sulking, Achilles-like, because...

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08/07/11    Albums

Live at Smalls
Bruce Barth Trio

Bruce Barth is a jazzman’s jazzman (and a pianist’s pianist) in much the same way certain authors are known as writer’s writers: much-admired by his peers and the cognoscenti but largely unknown to the wider public. Still, even without the recognition he...

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07/08/11    Albums

Caribbean Rhapsody
James Carter

Bill Beuttler reviews new album from saxophonist who showcases orchestral and solo work

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05/24/11    Albums

Gladwell
Julian Lage

There was a time not so long ago when merging jazz with other genres tended to involve either fusing it with rock rhythms or going a more European-classical route (à la artists associated with the ECM label). These days, though, musicians are casting wider...

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05/17/11    Albums

Live at Birdland
Lee Konitz/Brad Mehldau/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian

An early favorite for best live release of 2011, Live at Birdland documents extended improvisations on a half-dozen jazz and pop standards over two nights in December 2009. Lee Konitz, Charlie Haden and Brad Mehldau had done something similar in Los Angeles...

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May 2011    Albums

Sweet Thunder
Delfeayo Marsalis

Bill Beuttler reviews album that pays tribute to Duke Ellington's Such Sweet Thunder, originally a tribute to Shakespeare

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April 2011    Albums

Turnaround
The Dave Liebman Group

Newly minted NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman has been releasing a lot of albums lately. Now here’s another one too good to let pass without mention, on which Liebman and his longstanding quartet successfully take on the music of Ornette Coleman. Liebman’s album...

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Bill Beuttler joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 13, 2008