12/23/15 Overdue Ovation
Without Sir John, the grande dame soldiers on
The gates of the underworld
Brazilian jazz shares the struggle for attention
Striving to heal through God, family and jazz
Live in a dive
May 2004 Overdue Ovation
Just before midnight on a chilly evening last May, a black-robed priestess stood before a congregation of two hundred in New York's Little Italy. Raising a frail, ghostly voice, she led people willingly into a dark corner of their souls. They stared at her...
December 2001 Features
A few years back, I visited a jazz pianist who had made his mark in the ’70s with a reflective series of albums on the ECM label. This was one of my first interviews for a now-finished biography of his former employer, Chet Baker [out in April 2002 from...