Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Case for Hubert Laws

The 2011 class of National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters, the highest honor this country bestows on living jazz artists and advocates, is not without controversy.  There’s been much conversation about the unprecedented elevation of the entire Marsalis Family; … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne

 Though still in progress with James Gavin’s thick new volume on the life & times of the recently departed ancestor Lena Horne, several in-progress observations give high marks to the writer’s thorough, detailed efforts.  Gavin, who penned the equally-rewarding Chet Baker … Continue reading

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