All or Nothing at All: The Last Word on an American Legend is intended both as a tribute of sorts to Frank Sinatra and a critical look back at 50 years of artistic triumphs and frustrations.
When RCA released a gigantic Duke Ellington box set last year, it gave me an excuse to write about one of my favorite musical artists. Consider it a brief introduction to one of the genuine greats.
The reissue of John Coltrane's Meditations a while back provided me with an opportunity to discuss another jazz legend worthy of the title.
The actual conversation I had with Shipp produced far more interesting material than any one article could hold, so the Web zine Perfect Sound Forever has posted the whole entire thing.
While I get this site together, here are a few rock items from the archives . . .
My review of Blur's self-titled album got me bumped from Virgin's mailing list. I thought it was a pretty good review!
Pavement's Brighten the Corners provoked some reflections on the nature of Truth, not to mention some good ideas for Saturday-morning TV programming.
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