James Gavin

James’s Contributions


12/23/15    Overdue Ovation

Overdue Ovation: Cleo Laine

Without Sir John, the grande dame soldiers on

09/10/15    Features

Inside Slugs' Saloon, Jazz's Most Notorious Nightclub

The gates of the underworld


08/25/15    Features

Jazz in Rio: Beyond Bossa

Brazilian jazz shares the struggle for attention


03/19/15    Farewells

Farewell: Jackie Cain (online exclusive)



01/05/15    Features

Jimmy Greene's Songs for Ana

Striving to heal through God, family and jazz


10/03/14    Features

Must-Hear Recordings Made at Slugs' Saloon

Live in a dive


03/31/13    Features

André Previn: The Aristo-Cat

Versatility personified


May 2004    Overdue Ovation

Patty Waters: Priestess of the Avant-Garde

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

Homophobia in Jazz

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...

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