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The Best Jazz of 2009
14 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM
This was a great year for melding innovation and tradition. The trend continues of piano trios playing boldly, creating a new language for this venerable jazz form. And other kinds of groups have been equally inventive, particularly in working through what it means to be a jazz group -- a notion that has evolved beyond trumpet-saxophone-piano-bass-drums.
Spinach and Broccoli Music: An Interview with Composer and Drummer John Hollenbeck
23 Nov 2009 // 4:00 PM
John Hollenbeck recombines the familiar in compositions that are startlingly new. His new Eternal Interlude is among the best jazz of 2009. Here, he explains his quirky, fresh methods.