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Clark Terry Cover Story (JAZZed

November 6, 2011

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Clark Terry: ‘Mumbles’ Makes Time for Mentoring   A legend for generations, Clark Terry has spent countless hours with every willing student, translating a lifetime’s worth of experience into an invaluable resource for young jazz musicians everywhere. The legend of the upstart jazz master takes many forms and carries with it a tempting mystique. Whether born […]

The Caleb Chapman Institute Cover Story (JAZZed, September 2011)

November 6, 2011

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Makes World Tour Pros Out of Utah Teens by Matt Parish For those looking for a savior of jazz education, mild-mannered and sparsely populated Utah probably isn’t high on the list of scouting locations. But that’s where ambitious private teacher-turned-bandleader Caleb Chapman calls home, and he’s gone a long way toward creating one of the […]

CANT Profile (Boston Globe, 10/21/11)

November 6, 2011

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His CANT is more than sweet nothings The story behind “Dreams Come True,’’ the first “solo’’ album from Grizzly Bear producer and bassist Chris Taylor, sounds like a one-off gimmick. Taylor and friend George Lewis Jr., recently of Twin Shadow fame, holed up in a friend’s secluded Catskills house last year with a car full […]

Blitzen Trapper + Dawes Live Review (Boston Globe, 10/31/11)

November 6, 2011

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Bands offer blasts of rural rock, alt-country There was a time when it seemed like willfully independent musicians like Wilco and Son Volt had taken roots music away from the mainstream. They made it sparse, hushed, wry, and contemplative. It was like a mild-mannered and acquired taste. That’s not so much the case any more, […]

A New England Halloween with Harsh Noise, Dark Ambient, and Horror Flicks (Boston Globe, 10/21/11)

November 6, 2011

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An artful assault on the ears On the first night of last year’s Xiphoid Dementia tour, Egan Budd found himself billed at a coffee shop inBurlington,Vt., set to perform right after a hippie jam band and a guy doing solo acoustic guitar covers. As a noise artist, the musical chasm he was about to leap […]

Zola Jesus Live Review (Boston Globe, 10/19/11)

November 6, 2011

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Amid howls and moans, Zola Jesus draws a crowd A battery of synths loomed over the stage as Nika Roza Danilova floated out in a flowing white smock. Above the band, a field of projected white radar rings shuddered as she grabbed the mike, and she let out a long snake moan that would last […]

Bjork “Biophilia” Review (Boston Globe, 10/9/11)

November 6, 2011

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Björk’s ‘Biophilia’ project shoots for the stars Once a user navigates past the title on Björk’s new “Biophilia’’ app for the iPad, the screen is plunged into a sea of constellations floating in a loose 3-D formation. David Attenborough’s knightly documentary voice droops in to introduce the big idea – “Biophilia’’ is about a love […]