Bill Beuttler

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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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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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Bill Beuttler joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 13, 2008