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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota

Read "Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Anyone who has ever been at an all-star event--especially if that was a tribute concert--has learned the importance of Aristotle's maxim the hard way. Maybe the occasion was momentous, the cast probably star-studded, the heart certainly in the right place and the expectations high... however, at ...

Jungsu Choi: Tschuss Jazz Era

Read "Tschuss Jazz Era" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Living in a state of unresolved civil war since 1945, and lately under threat of nuclear annihilation, obviously sharpens the senses, gives the Korean people an edge the rest of us don't have. Recently, Donald Trump took one look and was blown away. He said (or perhaps Tweeted), “These are wonderful, hard-working people."

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ARTICLE: CYMBALISM

Don Alias and Joni Mitchell

Read "Don Alias and Joni Mitchell" reviewed by Melanie Futorian

[Editor's Note: Cymbalism is an All About Jazz column featuring excerpts from an upcoming autobiography on the late, great percussionist Don Alias, co-written by Melanie Futorian, his companion for the last seven years of his life. This installment covers Alias' collaboration with singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell]

Joni and I were living together working on our romance. ...

Charles Mingus: Blues and Roots/Mingus Three/Jazz Portraits/Jazzical Moods

Read "Charles Mingus: Blues and Roots/Mingus Three/Jazz Portraits/Jazzical Moods" reviewed by David Rickert

Charles Mingus

Blues and Roots/Mingus Three/Jazz Portraits/Jazzical Moods

Avid Records

2011 (1954-59)

If you have a fondness for a particular album by Charles Mingus, chances are you won't find another quite like it in his catalog. The bassist and composer had one of the most wide-ranging careers of anyone in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Eddie Marshall: Search and Recall

Read "Eddie Marshall: Search and Recall" reviewed by Josep Pedro

Legendary drummer and composer Eddie Marshall has been kicking hard for more than 50 years. He has played in R&B bands and in different types of jazz combos, in collaboration with musicians including Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Burrell, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, The Pointer Sisters and Dionne Warwick, among others. Furthermore, he's recorded his own music [Holy ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Sonny Rollins: Still Seeking the Lost Chord

Read "Sonny Rollins: Still Seeking the Lost Chord" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

The Saxophone Colossus. The greatest living improvising musician. A musical god. Sonny Rollins has been called all these things at one time or another by fans across the globe, as well as by those involved in the pursuit of music criticism and jazz history. There's no question he is the greatest remaining icon to come out ...