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Ben Allison: Think Free

Josef Woodard looks at how Ben Allison’s newest combines pop and jazz sensibilities.

Monterey Jazz Festival

Versatile programming (and a surprise Sco-Lo set) at the world’s oldest continuous jazz fest

Wes Montgomery: The Softer Side of Genius

The 1950s and early 1960s recordings by Wes Montgomery are among the greatest in jazz-guitar history. But what of the mid-to-late ’60s albums that Montgomery cut for Verve and A&M that led to his greatest popular successes-and the loudest critiques from the jazz world? Josef Woodard gives us an indepth look at the commercial apex of

Montgomery’s career.