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Georgie Auld

According to the New York reviews, tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld–whose name’s as guaranteed to ring bells with your parents as it is to leave you in the dark–still sounds fine. There were certainly no complaints a decade ago, when he supplied the music behind Robert De Niro’s fingers in New York, New York; before that, […]

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Hal Russell NRG Ensemble

Yeah, just when you thought it was safe to go out to a jazz concert–he’s back. Hal Russell, whose NRG Ensemble often seems to be answering the musical question “What if they played jazz on the Tardis?” has taken over Thursdays at Chicago Filmmakers; the venue is important, since Russell’s big projects of late have […]

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RupertWatch: Writer Gets Affront-Page Bye-Line/Return of SiskelWatch/No Opener/Ink

RupertWatch: Writer Gets Affront-Page Bye-Line At the moment, we are not too concerned about what you may or may not think of the Chicago Sun-Times under its new management. (There are probably as many opinions regarding the journalistic abilities of Rupert Murdoch and his handpicked functionaries as there are, say, pandas in Washington.) The important […]