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Farewell, Al Porcino
The nonpareil lead trumpeter and forthright expresser of no-hold-barred opinions is gone. We link to an unexpurgated interview...
Happy New Year to You Too
Lynne Stewart ... Freed at last....
Mutant remakes street dance
Foot's take on the brilliant weird Brooklyn dancer Storyboard P...
Mrs. T and I are headed south....
Taking down the Christmas tree....
Today's video: Señor Wences appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1966....
Global sounds, best videos of Yusef Lateef
Musical explorer, visionary improviser & revered elder Yusef Lateef lives on...
Once more, with feeling (II)
Louis Armstrong recites "The Night Before Christmas" in 1971, five months before his death....
Herb Geller, 1928-2013
He was a major talent who created beautifully for more than six decades....
Lift up your hearts
A sad anniversary and a happy ending....
Jim Hall: 1930-2013
Remembering the great guitarist, and hearing him with Art Farmer, Paul Desmond and Julian Lage....
A Great One Died Today
Click and click and click and click and click and click again....
From 2003, an adopted New Yorker returns from a Christmas visit....
Hear Ye! New Recommendations
Rifftides picks: a rare Jeremy Steig album, a Monk DVD, an Ellington bio, plus Christian McBride and Ivo Perelman....
The horse knows the way
I recently returned to the house where I grew up for the first time since my mother died. Here's how...
Let us praise and help should-be-famous jazzmen
Benefits/celebrations in NYC for ailing saxist Arthur Blythe and trombonist Roswell Rudd...
Off I go
I'm hitting the road again....
Today's video: "Norman Mailer's USA," originally telecast in 1966....
Once upon a summertime
Fugitive reflections on a snapshot taken 35 years ago....