"The best" is one of those designations fraught with peril as well as slightly ridiculous. Is LeBron James "better" than Dwyane Wade, Picasso "better" than Joan Miro, John Coltrane "better" than Charlie Parker? I don't want to have to make those calls. So I won't say Pine Ridge's perpetuall ... More >>
Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter still looms in the margins of jazz history. Until now, her contributions during the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies were known mostly to insiders, aficionados, historians, and journalists eager to sensationalize her association with the death of Charlie Parker, wh ... More >>
Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats
A new box set illuminates the early sounds of Frank Sinatra
Two new Jaco Pastorius releases hit the streets
Why can't family, friends, and fans of the world's greatest bass player get along?
With Clematis Street sputtering, Ray's Downtown barely holds on as a beachhead of hip
One of Clematis Street's hippest hangouts could use a handout
Hard Groove (Verve)
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not
Charlie Watts Jim Keltner Project (Higher Octave Music)
Jazzman Turk Mauro rode high in New York, Paris, and the south of France -- now he's hanging on for dear life through a South Florida streak of the blues
The story of jazz and its men sounds right
"Revisiting the Beat Generation With David Plumb"
The Captured Image
Magnolia Soundtrack, Central Avenue Sounds, Sheila Nicholls