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  • Enfield-Based Band Sfere Spans Generations

    The Enfield-based jazz, funk and blues band SFere spans two generations.
  • Charles McPherson tips his hat to Charlie Parker

    Charles McPherson tips his hat to Charlie Parker
    The annual "August is Charlie Parker Month" festivities at the Jazz Showcase wouldn't be complete without a visit by Charles McPherson, a septuagenarian alto saxophonist who was in strong form on Thursday evening. McPherson long has presented what could...

    Old Soul Cecile McLorin Salvant Gravitates Toward Standards

    Old Soul Cecile McLorin Salvant Gravitates Toward Standards
    At 21, an age that finds many of us grinding it out in unpaid internships or entry-level jobs (if we're lucky), vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant had already won the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, one of the jazz world's most...

    Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift

    Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift
    The greatest of all holiday specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is on ABC at 8 tonight [Thursday]. (It's also available to stream free via Hulu.) Last year, I wrote about its music, which is some of my favorite music of all time. Unable to restate it...

    Jazz legend Wayne Shorter marks his 80th but is never 'finished'

    Jazz legend Wayne Shorter marks his 80th but is never 'finished'
    This post has been updated. See below for details. There's something oddly appropriate about seeing Wayne Shorter wearing a Superman symbol. True, it's only a dog tag-shaped memento from the Christopher Reeve Foundation hanging from his neck, but...