Culture
02 October 2000
Like his illustrious younger brother Wynton, the saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of those artists who have had...
Music and Performance
21 August 2000
The legend that he was born on 4 July 1900 was discredited some time ago, but that hasn't stopped the record industry...
Culture
07 August 2000
John Coltrane had very little time. He left a huge body of recorded work, but it was almost entirely telescoped into a...
Culture
17 July 2000
Great song lyrics have always been something of a rarity: the trouble started as soon as someone figured out that "moon...
Culture
10 July 2000
A favourite complaint about today's jazz is that there's a shortage of stars, an absence of the kind of singleton...
Culture
19 June 2000
Now that he's gone, Frank Sinatra is ever more vividly with us. The great voice of the 20th century has no feasible...
Culture
08 May 2000
Music is one thing that makes cities tolerable, and its abundance in every metropolis has long been taken for granted....
Culture
01 May 2000
The pop music of a different generation always seems like another country. But the first popular songs of all, the...
Culture
10 April 2000
Bing Crosby created microphone singing, Louis Armstrong made it swing, Frank Sinatra made it the stuff of consenting...
Culture
03 April 2000
A little versatility is a dangerous thing. So many decent middleweight talents in music want to spread their wings and...
Culture
13 March 2000
There have been some shrewd managers in pop music. Few of them were as astute as Gordon Mills. Though he was born in...
Culture
14 February 2000
"Yeeeah," says Shawn Carter, "I know you just ripped the packaging off your CD. If you're like me, you're reading the...
Books
07 February 2000
Jazz writing is an essayist's art, an ideal medium for the cameo writer, with endless possibilities for the character...
Culture
31 January 2000
We can't boast many inventors, let alone innovators, in music, but we can lay claim to the creator of an entire area of...
Culture
17 January 2000
Producers have always been critical to successful pop music, but where they were once backroom boys unused to the...

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