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Harvey Pekar

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Hey, Emily

Arts Feature, Aug. 8, 2008

Better Git It in Your Soul

Why listen to jazz's greatest bassist Charles Mingus today? The Creative Opportunity Orchestra's monthlong Mingus Among Us series has answers.

Music Feature, Jun. 16, 2006

Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet

Music Review, Feb. 24, 2006

Miles Davis

The Cellar Door Sessions 1970

Music Review, Jan. 13, 2006

Jelly Roll Morton

The Complete Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax

Music Feature, Dec. 9, 2005

Tommy Dorsey

The Sentimental Gentlemen of Swing

Music Feature, Dec. 9, 2005

Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar

Progressions:100 Years of Jazz Guitar

Music Feature, Dec. 9, 2005

Tommy Dorsey: His Life and Times

Music Review, Dec. 2, 2005

The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues

Music Review, Dec. 2, 2005

Bix: The Definitive Biography of a Jazz Legend

Music Review, Oct. 7, 2005

Kansas City Jazz

Music Review, Jun. 10, 2005

Count Basie

The Complete Count Basie Clef / Verve Fifties Studio Recordings

Music Review, May. 27, 2005

Art Pepper

Art Pepper

Music Review, May. 27, 2005

Charlie Poole

You Aint' Talkin' to Me

Music Review, May. 27, 2005

Miles Davis

Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-1964

Music Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/ Jazztet Sessions

The Complete Argo / Mercury Art Farmer / Benny Golson / Jazztet Sessions

Music Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

Chet Baker

Prince of Cool

Music Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

Jimmy Smith


Music Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

Weather Bird: Jazz at the Dawn of its Second Century

Gary Giddens

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Publisher:Oxford Press


Music Feature, Dec. 3, 2004

Holy Ghost

Austin's Revenant Records follows up its Grammy-winning Charley Patton box set with free jazzman Albert Ayler's 9-CD 'Holy Ghost'

Music Feature, Oct. 8, 2004

Tal Farlow

The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions

Music Review, Sep. 10, 2004

Jazz Sides

Music Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

What, Me Worry? Yes.

'American Splendor' is one of the most celebrated movies of the year, and everybody loves my comic again. But … I dunno.

Screens Feature, Sep. 5, 2003

Miles Davis

Miles Davis in Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete

Music Review, Aug. 15, 2003

Sheet Music

Summer Reading

Music Feature, Jun. 6, 2003

Kentucky Mountain Music

Kentucky Mountain Music

Music Review, Apr. 4, 2003

Book Reviews

The latest in paper

Books Feature, Mar. 14, 2003

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Cannonball Adderley, Les McCann, and Eddie Harris

The Man Who Cried Fire, Radio Nights, Les is More, A Tale of Two Cities

Music Review, Dec. 13, 2002

Holiday Gift Guide

1961-66 Retrospective

Music Feature, Dec. 6, 2002

Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon

Straight, No Chaser, Bird, Round Midnight

Music Review, Jun. 21, 2002

Fred Frith

Digital Wildlife

Music Review, May. 10, 2002

Jimmy Scott

But Beautiful

Music Review, Apr. 5, 2002

Kenny Garrett

Happy People

Music Review, Mar. 29, 2002

John Scofield

Works for Me

Music Review, Jan. 19, 2001

Better Than Nothing

Documentarian Ken Burns' takes on Jazz -- and loses.

Music Feature, Jan. 12, 2001

Jazz: By the Episode

Music Feature, Jan. 12, 2001

Cubana Be Cubana Bop

Field guide to Cuba's second-biggest export after cigars

Music Feature, Jan. 12, 2001

A Cultural Imperative

Music Feature, Dec. 18, 1998

Free as They Want to Be

Music Feature, Dec. 18, 1998

A Cultural Phenomenon

Music Feature, Oct. 9, 1998

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