Browsing articles in "Concert Reviews – Archive"
Dec
8
2018

POETRY & MUSIC: BRIGHT STAR

Lennox Theatre, November 18 9/10 Exact contemporaries, John Keats and Franz Schubert were also identical twins in bringing the nascent Romantic movement to full flower. Between them they were responsible for the most lyrical poetry and music ever penned. Schubert infused his music with the purest poetry and Keats his verse with the most mellifluous […]

Dec
2
2018

CHARENEE WADE

Foundry 616, November 16 9/10 It’s the difference between engaging the audience and casting a spell. Not many can do it, but jazz singer Charenee Wade can. Betty Carter was a supreme exemplar, and while Wade’s spell is not yet as profound as Carter’s, she has Carter-like raw materials in her singing, musicianship, sensibilities, conviction. […]

Nov
29
2018

KIRA KIRA/JACHLO

Foundry 616, November 14 7.5/10 Unlike on Kira Kira’s album, Bright Force, it was not the maelstroms of energy that were so transfixing here, but the softer passages. Twice during the hour-long suite – in which composed elements provided pathways and signposts for very open improvising – the dynamics and energy dropped away to little […]

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