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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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Guitarist Charlie Hunter talks 'jam bands,' jazz and going it alone

     
    Self-releasing his own recordings since 2008, Charlie Hunter comes to the Mint this weekend joined by a collaborator from his earliest days on Blue Note Records....
  • Wynton Marsalis named 'cultural correspondent' for CBS News

     
    The trumpeter-composer Wynton Marsalis adds to an already busy schedule with a network TV gig that begins in January 2012....
  • Jazz greats to appear at 9th annual ETHS Jazz Festival

     
    Jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis and saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines will perform in Evanston during the 9th annual Evanston Jazz Festival at Evanston Township High School. Goines, …...
  • Wycliffe Gordon carries Satchmo's Swing

     
    Wycliffe Gordon's admiration for Louis Armstrong is undeniable, but it would not have meant a thing if he didn't carry Satchmo's swing, and Thursday at Kutztown University the veteran trombonist lived in Pops' skin....
  • Lady Liberty

     
    Jazz is only the beginning for Esperanza Spalding...
  • Mud Baron, an evangelical force in school gardens

     
    Master gardener Mud Baron supplies school gardens with evangelical zeal....