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The Sight Of Music
The Sundance channel has fused new films, video shorts and historic films into one cinematic offering, "Sonic Cinema," but the monotony of images and poor timing makes this new show a cinematic bore. [09-11-00]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Source
The hundredth anniversary of Louis Armstrong's birth ushers in a period of well-deserved reverence for one of music's quintessential innovators. [08-28-00]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

A Father's Story
"An Obedient Father," by Akhil Sharmain, in which he follows a Pakistani man through his life. [08-07-00]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

It's No "Swindle"
Julien Temple immortalizes the Sex Pistols in his documentary "The Filth and the Fury" by studying the social and economic factors behind their music. [04-24-00]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Getting Tipsy
Malcolm Gladwell's clear prose and insightful reporting push his discourse on the spread of social epidemics, "The Tipping Point," past the mundane. [04-10-00]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Pat Metheny
At 45, Pat Metheny is easily the most popular jazz guitarist alive, and for the first time ever, the senior member in his band. [03-06-00]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Limbering Up
Drummer Cindy Blackman leads the double life of touring with Lenny Kravitz's rock band and fronting her own jazz quartet. [02-21-00]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

When Dave met Mary
Over the past decade, 36-year-old trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Dave Douglas has been coming on like a quiet storm that's gradually built into a roar. [01-24-00]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Space is The Place
With "Goodbye 20th Century" and three other ambient releases on their own label, Sonic Youth have successfully shifted from grunge rockers to avant-rock scientists. [12-20-99]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Too Late to Stop Now
Love him or hate him for his undisputed influence on contemporary jazz, Wynton Marsalis's mission is to bring the music into the mainstream of American cultural life. [11-08-99]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Sound of Freedom
Music historian Peter Guralnick's re-issued pop trilogy of offers an ongoing critique of the war between regionalism and the mainstream. [09-20-99]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Love Him Madly
Duke Ellington turns 100 on April 29, and the coming year will afford endless opportunities to re-examine his uncontainable legacy. [04-26-99]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

On Her Own
Jazz wonder Cassandra Wilson's "Traveling Miles" is a crossover hit that makes none of the predictable moves. [04-05-99]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Heavy Cats
Early reissues prove why the Art Ensemble of Chicago were jazz's salvation in the '70s and early '80s. [03-01-99]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Overlooked in 1998
"Stagestruck: Theater, AIDS, and the Marketing of Gay America," Sarah SchulmanŐs brilliant critique of the mainstreaming of gay culture was overlooked in 1998. [01-04-99]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Comfort Food
Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman's technique-defying flights and most abstract utterances always fit into a larger narrative scheme. [10-26-98]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Not a Faker
John "Fishing with John" Lurie's Lounge Lizards are pushing 20 and still looking for respect. [09-28-98]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
In its second season. Lilith Fair gets some respect. [08-24-98]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Return of the Gris-Gris Man
On his new CD, Dr. John cooks with Brits, but the product is still pure gumbo. [08-17-98]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Deep Thoughts
Columbia's two-CD reissue showcases Thelonious Monk's solo standards. [08-17-98]
— Jon Garelick, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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