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Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis

Coin Coin is a multi-media project examining Roberts’s Afro-American family history and experiences over several generations. When I interviewed her by email for a Jazz Journal profile back in...
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Theo Travis: from Softs to Fripp

“It covers a lot of musical areas that I am involved in and enjoy”, enthuses saxophonist-flautist-keyboard player Theo Travis of Soft Machine’s album Hidden Details. “There’s the more straightahead...

Still Clinging to the Wreckage 09/19

This piece was written for Jazz News, where it appeared in 1962. Times were different then, and I have let the original essay be. Thus, those who care about...

Laurie Morgan in pictures

Free Music Production – FMP: The Living Music

American free improvisation linked itself to early jazz, but the European variety rejected the past and arguably was no longer jazz at all

JJ 08/90: Steve Khan – Evidence + Public Access

Son of lyricist Sammy Cahn, Steve Khan established himself in the mid-seventies as a busy New York session player. He was a sideman in early editions of the Brecker...

Thelonious Monk Quartet: Live

I saw Monk in concert three times: first with his quartet at Jazz Expo 69, then with the Giants of Jazz in 1971 and 1972. I had originally found...