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  • Three-and-a-half decades covering Chicago Jazz

    Three-and-a-half decades covering Chicago Jazz
    Some gigs seem almost too good to be true: I’ve been covering music for the Tribune for 35 years, since I started freelancing in 1977 and joined the staff in ’83. I sometimes get emails from great musicians traveling the world who tell me...
  • New York City shines at Christmas

    New York City shines at Christmas
    NEW YORK — For a day or a weekend sparkling with the season's spirit, there's no topping the Big Apple, with a twinkling Norway spruce towering over the ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center, story-telling department store windows and the...
  • Detroit Jazz Festival lines up a star billing — for free

     Detroit Jazz Festival lines up a star billing — for free
    If you love a gratis groove, you may want to hit Motown for Labor Day. Though the Detroit Jazz Festival has concerts year-round, the main event happens over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Now in its 33rd year, the Detroit Jazz Festival is the...
  • Book review: 'Half-Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan

    Book review: 'Half-Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan
    Not unlike its counterpart rock 'n' roll, memorable jazz novels occupy a pretty slim shelf at the local bookstore. Though the music has been gracefully spun into fiction by Roddy Doyle, Michael Ondaatje and — most distinctively — Rafi Zabor in...
  • 3 decades of jazz concerts in Chicago and beyond

    3 decades of jazz concerts in Chicago and beyond
    In 33 years of covering music for the Tribune — first as a freelancer and then as a staffer — I've chronicled great performances across the city and around the world. Many are covered in my newest book, “Let Freedom Swing: Collected...
  • Holiday jazz CDs

    Holiday jazz CDs
    ✭✭ Various artists, "Christmas From the Blue Note" (Blue Note). This mixed-bag compilation too often sacrifices coherence for novelty and hipness. Self-conscious modernism subverts "Deck the Halls" by singer Kate Davis and saxophonist George...
  • Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl

    Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl
    Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...
  • Jazz-classical fusion a work in progress

    Jazz-classical fusion a work in progress
    Jazz people like to brag that their idiom is "America's classical music." But if you catch some of them in a certain mood, you'll find that they long to merge their art with what much of the Western world calls "classical music" — the idiom that...
  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences
    Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
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  • Jazz review: Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO continue their mission as ambassadors of jazz at the Hollywood Bowl in a night punctuated by a tribute to the late James Moody....
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