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George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band

The Swiss pianist and composer George Gruntz started this project in 1972 as a “band of friends,” and with friends like this, who needs phonographs? This edition of the GGCJB features some of the European and American soloists from the 1987 tour that landed them in Chicago, a solid primer of modern jazz technique and […]

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

A charming and amiable Disney live-action feature, directed by newcomer Joe Johnston, about an inventor (Rick Moranis) who devises a gizmo that accidentally shrinks his two kids and their two friends (Amy O’Neill, Robert Oliveri, Jared Rushton, and Thomas Brown) to about a quarter of an inch high. While the plot abounds in improbabilities and […]