For a while, Phil Ochs’ vision of America fuelled the shared dreams of the 1960s. He would have turned 74 today.
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I’m not one to get overly emotional about a celebrity’s death, even one whose work touched me. Dimebag Darrell was different.
A celebration of the life of one of improvisation’s major influences found many who loved Mel Davis gathered on stage at London’s Cafe Oto.
In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.
Remembering Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser, who helped open the door to jazz for me.
Remembering a drop-dead gorgeous tone poem that was so emblematic.
Much more than a jazz musician, Haden was a virtuoso of all American music.
A golden voice is silenced, but only in the here and now.
Levon Helm’s music was a homey as it was connective — with his history, with everyone’s.
So, have all your passionate violins play a tune for a Tennessee kid …