Ralph Peterson, Knitting Factory, New York City 1989. (Photo: Enid Farber)

Chronology: Ralph Peterson and Geri Allen in the Late ’80s

In the wake of the stunning commercial success of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, record companies rushed to put out more hip and swinging product from …

Freda Payne

Freda Payne: Coming Back to Jazz

Freda Payne didn’t expect to be known as a soul singer with a hit single that would resonate across decades. She wanted to be …

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny Talks Composition with John Pizzarelli

Because I’ve been a Pat Metheny fan for decades (who hasn’t?), it came as a wonderful surprise to be asked to interview him …


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At his peak, Frank Sinatra never seemed to make a bum call. He sang ahead of the beat, on the beat, behind the beat, rendering …