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Old and New Dreams
Soprano-saxophonist Steve Lacy and trombonist Roswell Rudd's new recording, "Monk's Dream," is an rare example of one of the most appealing chemistries in modern jazz. [03-28-00]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Beat Poetry
New releases by drummer Gerry Hemingway confirm his role in defining new music in the '80s and '90s. [01-24-00]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Points of View
On his new CD, "Romance," jazz's Don Byron may toy with tradition, but he still swings. [09-27-99]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Big-Band Bop
On "Inspiration," composer/saxophonist Sam Rivers intermingles bebop balladry, free-jazz fire, and contemporary rock and funk rhythms with traditional swing and Latin beats. [08-02-99]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Unwritten Rules
The habits of compositional structure are so ingrained in the San Francisco–based jazz trio What We Live that even on the tabula rasa of free improv they create order and beauty rather than chaos. [04-26-99]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Free Spirit
In the 1960s, a time of revolutionary extremes in jazz, tenor experimenter Albert Ayler's music was the most extreme of all. But it had visionary force that's still being felt today. [12-07-98]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Round Sounds
A six-CD set shows how Blue Note tenor-sax master Hank Mobley struck a hipster's golden mean. [11-02-98]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Caine Mutinies
Jazz pianist Uri Caine cuts Mahler and Wagner down to size on two new releases. [10-12-98]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Africa Calling
Three new releases by the World Saxophone Quartet and two of its members fuse African musics with contemporary jazz. [08-31-98]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Organ Donors
Jazz goes beyond the Hammong B-3 and gets organ-ized. [06-08-98]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Space Shots
Members of jazz innovator Sun Ra's Arkestra are doing right by the master's legacy. [04-13-98]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Free Billy
Avant garde jazz violinist Billy Bang's "Commandment" puts free-jazz critics minds to rest. [02-16-98]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Atomic Bombs
Saxophonists Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson go for broke on their new CD, "Blow Horn." [01-20-98]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Our Man in Havana
Ry Cooder's "Buena Vista Social Club" is a funky gem of an album that showcases some of the greatest names in the history of Cuban pop. [01-12-98]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Busy body
With three '97 albums already on the racks, jazz guitarist Joe Morris celebrates the release of two more. [10-27-97]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Cool & breezy
Boston-based jazz vocalist Dominique Eade makes the songs of Chris Connor and June Christy her own on her RCA debut. [10-20-97]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

India Cook
Violinist India Cook's first album as a leader is a loose-knit blowing session full of spontaneity and camaraderie. [10-13-97]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Genius heard
Jazz pianist Herbie Nichols released only three albums in his lifetime and died, at 44, practically unknown. Now re-issues and tributes are making him famous. [10-13-97]
— Ed Hazell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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