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Montreal Jazz Festival 2010

Parsing the State of the Genre The Montreal Jazz Festival has promoted some dubious headliners this year — Steve Miller Band and The Moody Blues, take a bow — but not all is lost. Those curious about the state of jazz and improvised music could still catch an impressive cross-section of progressive-minded acts. Culled by […]

Laurie Anderson

It’s a strikingly sunny April day, and somewhere up above the sparkling east London alleyway where Laurie Anderson is sitting, a spreading ash cloud is threatening to strand her in the city. She looks up and smiles at the prospect: “It’s kinda great to just improvise, isn’t it?”