Tag: Charles Mingus

Julius Hemphill

Julius Hemphill

Staff Picks

The Boyé Multi-National Crusade For Harmony (New World Records). Review by James Mann.

The Quintet

Music Reviews

Jazz at Massey Hall (Original Jazz Classics/Debut). Review by James Mann.

I Love You, You Big Dummy


Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart has died of complications from MS at 69 – now that’s some Low Yo Yo stuff. James Mann recalls a genius.

Nina Simone: The Biography

Print Reviews

The distance between Eunice Waymon and Nina Simone is explained and explored for Jessica Whittington in this somewhat dry biography.

Ray Charles

Music Reviews

Genius + Soul = Jazz (Concord Records). Review by James Mann.

The Secret Life of Glenn Gould

Print Reviews

It wasn’t all Bach and hypochondria in the life of mercurial pianist Glenn Gould. Shelton Hull finds this new biography awash in details of the great musician’s love life and other psychological insights.

Three Wise Men

Minority Report

Shelton Hull eagerly devours reissues of lesser-known work by the jazz titans Coltrane, Ellington, and Mingus. What’s left to do then but riff, baby, riff!

Klaus Janek

Music Reviews

Contrabass (Solponticello Records). Review by Bill Campbell

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