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Fort Apache: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

It’s an overflow crowd at St. Peter’s Church—“the jazz church”—on Lexington Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Part cathedral, part music hall, St. Peter’s has served as a final memorial place for some of the greatest musicians of all time. Duke Ellington was one of its original donors. Art Blakey was memorialized here, as were John Coltrane, … Read More “Fort Apache: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful”

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Author T.J. English on His Love of Latin Jazz

Back when I drove a taxi in New York City, in the mid-1980s, the cabs had not yet been outfitted with air conditioning. In the spring and summer, I left the windows open to create cross-ventilation. That meant that the noise from the street was a constant presence, an orchestral cacophony dominated by honking horns, … Read More “Author T.J. English on His Love of Latin Jazz”

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