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The Re-Education of David S. Ware

After 30 years of setting jazz on fire, the saxophonist finally knows what he wants.

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Brave new music rarely translates into cash. Something about sound of resplendent urgency and spirit doesn't quite sit right with John Q. Public, and so the evolution of America's most potent musi ...   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 Bill Smith

Live in Fear, Bluehairs

Adventurous sounds drive the Heathman beyond the realm of big wallets and hearing aids.

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Rob Blakeslee peals a shrill squeak from his horn. John Gross steps alongside him, his sax laying down an eerie harmony just below Blakeslee's somber bleat on the almost Arabic theme. Both lift in ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Bill Smith


Third Angle performs an epic piece that pierces the dark soul of America.

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"There were terrifying things in the air," said composer George Crumb in 1990, looking back at the world that inspired his haunting piece. "They found their w ...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Bill Smith

Still Hungry After All These Years

After 27 years, David Harrington and the Kronos Quartet, classical music's leading edge walkers, still take no prisoners.

In a music world where young lions get fat and lazy once their appetite for acceptance has been sated, it's good to know that some musicians stay lean and hungry for the shock of the new long afte ...   More
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 Bill Smith
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