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2014 Stories by Richard Gehr

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  • Vieux Farka Toure

    published August 6, 2014

    The late Ali Farka Touré's son has wisely chosen to transform his father's Saharan guitar boogie into a vehicle of raw electric power.... More >>

  • Karen Mantler Trio

    published July 30, 2014

    The charmingly self-effacing pianist-harmonicist performs music from her downbeat new album, Business Is Bad, with Kato Hideki (bass... More >>

  • Rebirth Brass Band

    published July 30, 2014

    This eight-piece, three-decades-old metal outfit makes a big brassy noise that blasts asunder the borders separating funk, jazz, gospel, and R&B,... More >>

  • Camille A. Brown and Dancers+Stew & the Negro Problem

    published July 30, 2014

    Two excellent artists who know from race and roles apply their talents to the subject during this inspired double bill. Choreographer Camille A.... More >>

  • GUITAR HERO

    published July 30, 2014

    No musician straddles the crevasse between rock and free jazz with as much aplomb and credibility as guitarist Nels Cline. A linchpin of the... More >>

  • PLANET OF SOUND

    published July 23, 2014

    It may not be a small world after all, but it’s definitely a musical one. New York’s intrepid globalFEST co-produces this daylong,... More >>

  • Noura Mint Seymali

    published July 23, 2014

    The Mauritanian singer has a fine new album, Tzenni, and deploys her impossible-to-ignore voice to explore Moorish poetic themes. The... More >>

  • Allen Toussaint

    published July 23, 2014

    The debonair New Orleans pianist-songwriter-producer reprises his bittersweet post-Katrina brunch stint here with another series of Sunday... More >>

  • Mike Dillon

    published July 16, 2014

    The punk-jazz percussionist brings his excellent new quartet to town for the first time. With Carly Myers on trombone and the raspy-voiced... More >>

  • GAMELAN GIRLS

    published July 16, 2014

    It was probably inevitable that some bright experimentalist would appropriate the rich and colorful-sounding metallophones and gongs of Indonesia... More >>

  • FOR PETE’S SAKE

    published July 16, 2014

    The five-day, multi-venue Seeger Fest commemorating the full and inspiring lives of Pete Seeger, who died last year at age 94, and wife Toshi... More >>

  • Jaojoby+Razia Said+Charles Kely

    published July 16, 2014

    Jaojoby headlines a reprise of "Wake Up Madagascar," a terrific package that played here a couple of years ago. The reigning king of salegy, whose... More >>

  • SEND IN THE CLOWN

    published July 9, 2014

    The first complete film produced by MGM, Swedish director Victor Seastrom’s 1924 silent masterpiece He Who Gets Slapped,wowed critics and... More >>

  • Phish

    published July 9, 2014

    The popular Vermont quartet spend three days here, giving everyone a chance to make themselves at home. Younger fans will lap up every note of... More >>

  • Eyal Maoz's Crazy Slavic Band

    published July 9, 2014

    Expect bold music from the outer brasslands when this Israeli prog-jazz experimentalist kicks off his six-night, 10-act Stone residency this... More >>

  • OUT OF AFRICA

    published July 2, 2014

    The underrepresented sounds of Ethiopia and Mauritania get a hearing from two of the world’s more exciting singers. Teddy Afro (born... More >>

  • Very Be Careful

    published July 2, 2014

    Over the course of seven flabbergasting albums, this Los Angeles quintet (led by charismatic singer-accordionist Ricardo Guzman) has transformed... More >>

  • SHOWBOAT

    published June 25, 2014

    Whether rolling on ’em or washing in their waters, rivers are the veins and arteries of American labor and romance. This afternoon, Jeff... More >>

  • Jon Batiste and Stay Human+Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

    published June 25, 2014

    Pianist and melodica master Batiste, whose family helped inspire HBO's Treme, leads Stay Human (alto sax, tuba, drums), which updates New... More >>

  • Jenny Scheinman

    published June 25, 2014

    The jazz-folk violinist-singer-songwriter waxes affectingly autobiographical on her terrific new album, The Littlest Prisoner. Backed by... More >>

  • ALL THAT RACKET

    published June 18, 2014

    Once again heralding summer in the city — and, more specifically, the annual River to River Fest — in all its free-music magnificence,... More >>

  • 'Celebrate Ornette: The Music of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman'

    published June 11, 2014

    Jazz's most elegantly expressive outsider gets the tribute treatment with a band led by his son, drummer, and longtime music director. Coleman... More >>

  • A NATURAL WOMAN

    published June 11, 2014

    The Queen of Soul is sometimes also the queen of “undisclosed health reasons,” which is why 72-year-old Aretha Franklin’s... More >>

  • Mercan Dede & Istanbul Tribe+The Secret Trio

    published June 11, 2014

    Making his first local appearance in a decade, Dede (AKA DJ Arkin Allen) is a popular Turkish progressive who fronts a traditional ensemble on... More >>

  • Mark McGuire+Marissa Nadler+Delicate Steve

    published June 4, 2014

    Former Emeralds guitarist Mark McGuire embarked upon a journey of self-actualization involving an architectonic tapestry of droning, looping, and... More >>

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