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Howard Reich
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Roscoe Mitchell talks about Fred Anderson.
Ever since Chicago tenor saxophone giant Fred Anderson died in 2010, at age 81, his admirers have gathered annually around the time of his birthday to remember him and – of course – to listen to music that evokes his art.
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Clarinetist Ben Goldberg brought sublimely expressive music to Chicago over the weekend.
The smart and soulful music that clarinetist Ben Goldberg played Saturday night at Constellation defied easy categorization.
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Linda Eder in superb form in concert.
Just over 20 years ago, a little-known singer named Linda Eder made her Chicago debut at Park West before a small audience that had no idea what it was in for.
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Linda Eder talks about why she performs so selectively.
Anyone who admires the sumptuous and extraordinarily expressive voice of Linda Eder has experienced a certain frustration: She performs quite selectively, avoiding the relentless tours that make lesser singers into bigger stars.
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Joan Curto celebrates Sondheim's forthcoming 85th birthday at Davenport's.
What would we do without Stephen Sondheim?
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Cassandra Wilson sings Billie Holiday in Chicago.
The hypnotic art of singer Cassandra Wilson has taken many forms through the years, but it seems uniquely suited to the music of Billie Holiday.
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MacArthur Fellowships a bonus for jazz, and who should get one?
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Hearing jazz in Archibald Motley's art.
Trumpets blared, saxophones thundered, singers belted and dancers swayed from nighttime to past sunup.
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Dave Douglas leads talented students at Jazz Showcase.
There's nothing more inspiring in jazz than watching young musicians sharing a stage with a master composer-improviser.
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Important new jazz recordings.
The next wave of important jazz recordings shows musicians experimenting with new forms and revivifying old ones.
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David Sanchez brings new sounds to the Jazz Showcase in Chicago.
Back in 1994, an emerging Puerto Rican saxophonist named David Sanchez announced himself to Chicago audiences in the boldest way possible: playing alongside another phenom-in-the-making, Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez.
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Cassandra Wilson on Billie Holiday at 100.
Even now, as we approach next month's centennial of Billie Holiday's birth, the singer's story remains swathed in sensationalism.
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Howard Reich is arts critic of the Chicago Tribune.
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Howard Reich covers jazz, gospel, blues and other musical forms for the Chicago Tribune. He's the author of several books and producer of the documentary film "Prisoner of Her Past."
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