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Newk's Time

On September 10, tenor saxophonist Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins, Harlem native and one of the last of the great boppers, celebrated his 80th birthday with a major concert at the Beacon Theater.

One for the Birds

Were this year's Lilith Fair attendees hearing the swan song of the all-women's music festival?

In Conversation

SALVATORE SCIARRINO with Alessandro Cassin

His compositions seem to emerge from below the auditory threshold to captivate with suggestions of lush sensuality. The Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino, an aesthete born of a world of evanescent sounds, silences, and evocations, is one of the leaders of the European avant-garde.

They're Pseudo, and They're Spectacular

Given the financial disincentives created by the instant downloadability of just about any rare old recording in the age of the MP3, it’s worth celebrating the fact that there are still labels out there releasing nicely packaged and properly remastered reissues.

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The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2010

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