| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Trumpeter and roving ambassador for jazz Wynton Marsalis brings his nimble big band to town with a wealth of talent and tradition in tow. Expect sharp suits and even sharper tunes delivered by a band dedicated to bridging...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 1:44 PM
It’s just been announced that Richard Barone, leader of underrated New Wave band The Bongos (“In the Congo”) will be playing Café Nine on April 25.
This illustrious booking will be cause for further praise and analysis as the date...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 5:55 PM
There is one particular phrase that has nagged me all my life—I should have. As in, I should have practiced my trumpet, I should have learned basic math, or I should have kept my big mouth shut.
I really should have practiced my trumpet. I remember...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:50 PM
2.5 stars (out of 4)
There’s a skip to Thom Yorke’s step from the get-go on his first album with Atoms for Peace, the side project the Radiohead singer introduced on tour in 2009-10.
Atoms for Peace includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers&...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 11:42 AM
With Los Angeles steadily filling with music royalty for this weekend's Grammy Awards and the many parties and performances in its orbit, Wayne Shorter led a show that served as a celebration of its own at Disney Hall on Saturday night.
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L....
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Why would you leave the house to watch a movie anymore? Here are a few reasons: The Frank Theatres CineBowl and Grille making its weekend debut at Delray Marketplace (14775 Lyons Road) is a 70,000-square-foot entertainment complex that takes “...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Branford Marsalis, a Grammy-award winning saxophonist, doesn't like to be fenced in. He's played with jazzy rock bands, the New York Philharmonic and his own experimental funk ensemble, Buckshot LeFonque. Although he's not a staunch traditionalist like...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Featuring the Birdland Big Band (pictured) and its director, Tommy Igoe, Live At Birdland sends audiences back to the heyday(s) of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young — artists who...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble: The Prince Project World Premiere
Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Franz Liszt did it. So did Gustav Mahler, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Anthony...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:25 PM
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu
In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Wayne Shorter Quartet
“Without a Net”
(Blue Note Records)
Three and a half stars
There’s a moment during Wayne Shorter’s much-anticipated new album where someone, said to be a member of the string ensemble Imani Winds, lets out...