Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Joy of Vinyl (records)

by Ken Laster During this year’s holiday season I decided to set up my turntable which had been purchased during my college years back in the 70s. Sometime after the advent of CDs in the 80s my records and turntable had been relegated to storage in my basement. On rare occasions I would peruse through [...]

By |December 30th, 2017|Categories: Album Reviews|0 Comments

Transcending Musical Boundaries with Broca’s Area

If Broca’s Area ( is any indication of the Jackie McLean Institute’s musical philosophy, then “no boundaries” defines the Hartt School’s jazz-trained musicians. On December 8th Broca’s Area, a project of four McLean Institute progeny, treated a Bridge Street Live ( audience to a funk-infused repertoire including original compositions and covers of contemporary jazz and [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: Concert Reviews|Comments Off on Transcending Musical Boundaries with Broca’s Area