At BU concert, Metheny re-invents jazz

Reviewed by Tony Villecco

On Tuesday (Oct. 19), the Anderson Center at Binghamton University presented jazz musician Pat Metheny.  Although I admit I attended with some curiosity (I had not heard this artist prior) and while my expertise is more in classical music, I left with the realization that this was a talent so unique and so committed, it would have been shameful to miss this event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Do you know this Grammy nominee?

“Eternal Interlude,” a CD by Binghamton native John Hollenbeck and his group, has been nominated for a Grammy for “best large jazz ensemble album.” The category is for large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds; albums must contain 51 percent or more instrumental tracks. Hollenbeck also is featured in an article on the future of jazz in this week’s “Newsweek.” (FYI: The Grammy ceremony is Jan. 31.)
If you have memories of Hollenbeck’s Binghamton days, please share.
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