Jeff Hinkle

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  • 9 years ago | Local Wire

    In 1961, fledgling jazz label Impulse garnered considerable out-of-the-gate clout by landing an exclusive contract with John Coltrane. It was a brilliant coup because, at that time, the saxophonist was compiling the finest working band of the 1960...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    Jazz lizards are righteously euphoric these days on the news that Blue Note Records just released a previously unknown 1957 Carnegie Hall recording that pairs saxophone legend John Coltrane with his onetime mentor and fellow genius Thelonious Monk...

  • 10 years ago | Local Wire

    I love audacious titles like The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need. How can you argue with such bravado? But in this case, the handle is more than just marketing-department bluster. Shout! Factory got it right: This may be the only such ant...

  • 11 years ago | Local Wire

    In the 18 months captured in this seven-disc set, Miles Davis is between milestones. His astonishing early '60s sextet (which gave us, among other things, the seminal Kind of Blue) is no more, and he is searching for what will eventually become hi...

  • 11 years ago | Local Wire

    The biggest no-one-saw-it-coming success in music in recent years has to be the multiplatinum O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Since then, head-scratching record execs have been trying to divine the magic that made that high-lonesome collect...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Jazz fans take note: Here is an affordable, rollicking collection of Los Angeles-based recordings, circa the late '40s and early '50s, that permanently eradicates two long-held myths. For one, the two-CD set kills the misconception that everything...