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  • Rudresh Mahanthappa's Samdhi arrives at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on Nov. 4

    Rudresh Mahanthappa's Samdhi arrives at Firehouse 12 in New Haven on Nov. 4
    Electronics and plugged-in textures play central roles in Samdhi, a project alto-saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa began working on in 2007 with the help of a Guggenheim Fellowship. But when it comes to using electronics effectively in a live...
  • David Liebman Quartet Play Wesleyan University in Middletown on July 19

    David Liebman Quartet Play Wesleyan University in Middletown on July 19
    David Liebman Quartet, July 19, Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown. Every time David Liebman takes the stage, one imagines the disembodied spirits of John Coltrane and Miles Davis nodding in approval. Ever since the 66-year-old...
  • Levitt Pavilion: Saxophonist Ernie Watts says band has a 'common bond'

    Levitt Pavilion: Saxophonist Ernie Watts says band has a 'common bond'
    Tenor saxophonist and bandleader Ernie Watts has long been identified as a Los Angeles artist, but his local appearances are a precious commodity. He spends much of the year traveling the world as a visiting soloist or relaxing at home in Cambria, so when...
  • Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88

    Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88
    Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
  • Playwright Explores Themes Of Redemption, Love In 'Water By The Spoonful'

    Quiara Alegria Hudes had no plans to write a trilogy after she completed her play, "Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue," which went on the be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.     Hudes went on to other projects, including the Broadway musical "In the...
  • 'Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life' by John Adams

    'Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life' by John Adams
    JOHN ADAMS is the voice of America. His instrumental music, and particularly that for the orchestra, conveys the American experience broadly. He is generous in his interests, which include the maverick Yankee-isms of Charles Ives, the populist strains...
  • Backtracking: The box set gift guide

    Backtracking: The box set gift guide
  • Power pop? Ooh la la

    Power pop? Ooh la la
    Oohlas turn up the hot factor The infectious quality of the Oohlas' feels-like-worn-denim power pop is not lost on lead singer Ollie Stone. When she first started collaborating with brothers Greg and Mark Eklund, "I felt we had something genuine,...
  • Hal Gaba dies at 63; chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group

    Hal Gaba, a veteran entertainment industry executive who was chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, one of the world's largest independent record companies, has died. He was 63. Gaba, who also was co-chairman of Village Roadshow Entertainment...
  • Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70

    Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
    Freddie Hubbard, widely regarded as the most gifted jazz trumpeter of the post-bebop '60s and '70s, died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 70. The cause of death was attributed to complications from a heart attack he suffered Nov....
  • George Russell dies at 86; composer influenced the evolution of jazz

    George Russell dies at 86; composer influenced the evolution of jazz
    George Russell, a composer, educator and theorist who had a powerful effect on the jazz forms and methods that have evolved from the 1950s to the present, has died. He was 86. A MacArthur Foundation Award winner, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz...
  • Rashied Ali dies at 76; free-jazz drummer backed John Coltrane

    Rashied Ali, a free-jazz drummer who backed John Coltrane and accompanied him in a ground-breaking duet album in the final months of the jazz master's life, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 76. His wife, Patricia Ali, said he died at Manhattan's...