I corresponded with Mark Miller, the Toronto-based jazz historian, over the weekend. Miller wrote on Friday with information challenging the long-held
Nat Hentoff encourages us to “Listen to the Stories” in a book of that same name published in 2000.
John Coltrane’s Ballads was viewed as something of an anomaly in the midst of the saxophonist’s turbulent creative development in the early ‘60’s.
We’ve long recognized the leading role jazz played in breaking down racial barriers in the U.S., but credit Sidney Bechet for effecting a rapprochement between the English poet Philip Larkin and th
Saturday is Record Store Day. I only learned of this in today’s Boston Globe, so I guess record stores, those few in operation anyway, could still stand a lesson in Mark