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George Coleman: The Right Ingredients

I catch George Coleman cooking, and for once, it doesn’t involve a saxophone. “Oh yeah, I’m cooking dinner for my daughter,” he says into the phone. Nothing elaborate; at least not as elaborate as the Coleman family’s penne arrabiata featured in the recipe anthology Jazz Cooks (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). “I’m making some fried chicken, … Read More “George Coleman: The Right Ingredients”

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Shirley Horn: Loving You

Even after all this time, Shirley Horn’s paradoxical strengths continue to amaze. Her power lies in a vocal style so effortless, so natural, that it often hovers somewhere between singing and talking. The voice itself-soft, small, and indomitable-resembles a slightly built kick-boxer, in that you wouldn’t expect either of them to pack such a wallop; … Read More “Shirley Horn: Loving You”

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