the genre tag that's tailed him for much of his career, RICHIE HAWTIN
rarely takes a minimalist approach to anything he does. The Berlin-based
producer has a penchant for the grand-in-scale approach, especially
when it comes to touring. In recent years past, there was the 2008
Contakt tour, in which Hawtin and his then label contemporaries centered an entire multi-continent tour around a glowing, interactive cube
-- both extremely ambitious and intricate in scope.
Photos of Rickie Lee Jones, live at the Berklee Performance Center, Sunday, December 6, 2009.
All photos by Eric Antoniou.
Photo: Phil Farnsworth
Considering that hurricane-driven rain closed down last year's event, you couldn't have asked for better weather than the mid-60s sunshine bathing Colombus Ave last Saturday afternoon for the signature outdoor portion of the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. Because, let's face it, when it comes to free outdoor music, you're there as much for the stroll and the hang as for the sounds.
It’s a Thursday night, and the vestibule of the Berklee Performance
Center is squirming with hopefuls trying to get into tonight’s
way-sold-out show. A girl offering up a spare ticket sets off a
grabbing frenzy. From the security guard’s perplexed crowd-control
attempts, I get the impression that the BPC was not entirely prepared
for this onslaught.