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2009 Stories by Jim Macnie

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  • Odean Pope Saxophone Choir

    published March 4, 2009

    The tenor saxophonist presents a gift to anyone who loves collective whomp. His phalanx of reed players creates a swarm of sound, as their... More >>

  • Logan Richardson Sextet

    published March 4, 2009

    Saxophonist Greg Osby has been spotlighting young talent for years now, and his new Inner Circle label proffers a handful of upstarts. Logan is an... More >>

  • Pete Malinverni Quintet

    published February 25, 2009

    Bending standards to suit specific purposes is a jazz commonplace, but some do it better than others. The tunes that pianist Malinverni... More >>

  • Terence Blanchard Quintet

    published February 11, 2009

    Just back from Grammyville with an award for a very hip solo, the trumpeter's got people buzzing. His essaying of the blues with Jeff Watts at... More >>

  • Paul Motian Trio

    published February 4, 2009

    Sometimes a ting-ting-a-ling, sometime a boom-crash; there's nothing but dynamics in play when the drummer's working his mercurial trip. Motian's... More >>

  • Joey Calderazzo

    published January 28, 2009

    He convinces whether rampaging or romanticizing and, during the pianist's most memorable solos, there's a bit of both taking place. His work with... More >>

  • Steve Cardenas Quartet

    published January 28, 2009

    Part of a local scene that applies itself with offhand authority, the guitarist has earned himself some house the last few times I've caught him... More >>

  • HORNS O' PLENTY

    published January 21, 2009

    Figuring out what to play and how to play it has never been a problem for John Scofield; the veteran jazz guitarist is an omnivore when it... More >>

  • Noah Preminger Group

    published January 14, 2009

    There's a buzz around the young tenor player with the arid tone, the fleet lines, and the thick ideas. On Dry Bridge Road, Preminger grabs... More >>

  • The Fred Hersch Trio+2

    published January 7, 2009

    The epitome of an enthralling jazz mainstreamer, he's regularly cited for grace and poignancy. But the pianist likes to throw some grooves into... More >>

  • KINDA BLUE

    published January 7, 2009

    Outside the Blues, a concert and discussion of "what constitutes (and maybe doesn't) the blues," is the kind of forum where consensus may... More >>

  • Josh Roseman's Extended Constellations

    published January 7, 2009

    Heah, getcha diaspora heah! The dubadelic trombonist with the witty way of dispensing grooves augments his septet for the weekend, giving 12... More >>

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