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An interview with vocalist Cynthia Basinet


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.


Name your alternative rock band!

An Interview with Matthew Shipp is an article I wrote for Oculus magazine on the subject of one of the most dynamic pianists on the jazz scene today. It contains highlights from my recent interview with Shipp and a review of his latest album, DNA.

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.

Read about newly released recordings of Jack Kerouac and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

While I get this site together, here are a few rock items from the archives . . .

A review of Ron Sexsmith's Other Songs

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.


Read Candy's music review!


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