January/February 2011 By Andrew Gilbert
There’s nothing like a first love, a consuming passion that burns so brightly it casts a glow over the rest of your life. For Barry Harris, lightning struck the first time he sat in with Charlie Parker. More than six decades later, the pianist seems to recall...
11/22/10 By Andrew Gilbert
Andrew Gilbert profiles the soulful jazz singer from the Bay area
November 2010 By Bill Milkowski
Drummer remains active in a variety of bands and projects
July/August 2010 By Andrew Gilbert
Andrew Gilbert profiles legendary European jazz guitarist who has often been overlooked in the U.S.
March 2010 By Bill Milkowski
Beloved by his bop-era colleagues as well as generations of disciples, veteran saxophonist-composer-arranger Jimmy Heath is an active octogenarian on the scene, still swinging after all these years. At age 83, the NEA Jazz Master (Class of ’03) is blowing...
January/February 2010 By Don Heckman
Despite a shift in priorities, drummer Ed Shaughnessy keeps his chops sharp
October 2009 By Bill Milkowski
Tuesday is live jazz night at Bella Luna, an exceptional Italian restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. For the past couple of years, guitarist Jack Wilkins has held court at this intimate hang, swinging nonchalantly in one corner of the room as unsuspecting...
August/September 2009 By Mike Joyce
Like many musicians who came up during the swing era and have since spent much of their life traveling the world, saxophonist Red Holloway has a trove of road stories to share. Yet none is more vivid or revealing than his childhood recollection of leaving...
May 2009 By Andrew Gilbert
The story of rock ’n’ roll is usually told as a triumphant march, a populist victory for exuberant kids over the forces of repression and cultural conformity. But the rock revolution, particularly the second wave spearheaded by the British Invasion, also...