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Bj: Static

Read "Static" reviewed by John Kelman

While guitarist Pat Metheny has moved on to forge his own distinctive style since playing with Boston legend Mick Goodrick in vibraphonist Gary Burton's mid-'70s group, Goodrick's harmonic sensibility has been one of the foundations on which Metheny has built his approach. This was apparent during Metheny's performance with Goodrick at this year's Montreal Jazz Festival. ...

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Carmen Marsico: Sogno

Read "Sogno" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Bearing the same title as the album of a few seasons past — Sogno, by the popular Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli—this is Carmen Marsico's jazz vocal debut. In order to pursue her musical goals, Marsico moved to New York and then Boston from her native Italy and enrolled in the Berklee School of Music. She appeared ...

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Bjorn Wennas Quartet: Early Summer Sketch

Read "Early Summer Sketch" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Swedish-born, Boston-based jazz guitarist Bjorn Wennas' debut CD, Early Summer Sketch starts out with a sizzle. “Off" is an up-tempo jaunt with a memorable melody, stinging guitar chops, and crisp sax/guitar unison. Wennas' solo has a tang to it as it dances with his band's bubbling rhythm. The brooding gem “Early Summer Sketch" slows things down ...