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The Gig: Haynes, His Way

Fifty years ago, a United States Senator named John F. Kennedy delivered a speech to mark the first anniversary of a Hungarian student uprising against Communist rule. Noting ruefully that the subsequent revolution had failed, he issued an exhortation: “So let us remember the living as well as the dead.” Kennedy was paraphrasing Lincoln, a … Read More “The Gig: Haynes, His Way”

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Cécile McLorin Salvant: The Ghost Writer

Sometimes, when it comes to the impeccable, incontrovertible jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant, the devil really is in the details. Survey her performing career, which still fits comfortably within the span of a single decade, and you’ll notice hundreds of small but significant musical choices that ring with the clarity of intention. An outré song … Read More “Cécile McLorin Salvant: The Ghost Writer”

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Hudson: Upstate New York’s Supergroup

First comes the beat: Jack DeJohnette whips up an elliptical funk rhythm, combining a metronomic ride cymbal with a hiccupping kick and snare. Larry Grenadier locates the center of this slanted pulse and adds a stark, suggestive bass part. John Medeski fills in the midrange with a droning Hammond organ and a distorted Fender Rhodes. … Read More “Hudson: Upstate New York’s Supergroup”

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The Gig: Jason Stein

Jason Stein’s Locksmith Isidore walked onstage one night in October in semidarkness, to the bombast of a blockbuster rap hit. “Started from the bottom, now we’re here,” crowed Drake in his rat-a-tat singsong, through a massive, gut-rattling sound system. No, it’s not the standard setup for an avant-garde jazz trio led by a bass clarinetist, but … Read More “The Gig: Jason Stein”

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Jeff Parker: The New Breed

Jeff Parker, a guitarist best known for his work in the experimental Chicago rock band Tortoise, favors a clean tone with a judicious hint of delay. He’s a master of soulful phrasing, fluent but never flashy, and tends to present himself as the straight man in musical situations that could tilt in any direction-toward loopy … Read More “Jeff Parker: The New Breed”

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