• Nina Simone: The Biography

    Nina Simone: The Biography

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

  • Thelonious Monk

    Thelonious Monk

    The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside (Concord Music Group). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Ray Charles

    Ray Charles

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

  • Moon Duo

    Moon Duo

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  • Gary Giddins

    Gary Giddins

    After thirty years, music critic Gary Giddins is still listening, still watching, and still… writing a multi-volume biography of your grandma’s favorite crooner, Bing Crosby? Ink 19 sat down with Giddins to talk about the shape of jazz to come.

  • Saxophone Colossus: Sonny Rollins

    Saxophone Colossus: Sonny Rollins

    Idiosyncratic and in relentless pursuit of perfection, Sonny Rollins cut a swath through jazz music that has yet to fade out. Scott Adams examines this documentary of his musical achievements.

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