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2001 Stories by Jeff Hinkle

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  • John Coltrane

    published December 27, 2001

    A spiritual aura surrounds the legacy of John Coltrane. No other jazz musician has been given the hallowed blank check that was long ago bestowed... More >>

  • Vixens of Vinyl

    published August 16, 2001

    It probably never comes up in Tom Brokaw's franchise, but the men who whipped the Depression at home and fascism abroad and gave us the baby boom,... More >>

  • Doghouse Roses

    published July 12, 2001

    A few years back, while interviewing a grizzled musician who called Austin, Texas, home, he mentioned a Nashville-based buddy of his who had... More >>

  • Thelonious Monk

    published June 21, 2001

    In the lengthy liner notes that introduce the new three-disc collection Thelonious Monk: The Columbia Years, jazz pundit Peter Keepnews is... More >>

  • The Art Pepper Companion: Writings on a Jazz Original

    published April 19, 2001

    Art Pepper's 1977 autobiography Straight Life is still the most disturbing entry in the ever-expanding library of jazz memoirs. Pepper's... More >>

  • Miles Davis

    published April 12, 2001

    Weighing in on Frank Sinatra, critic Gary Giddins concluded: "The generosity he wasn't always able to summon in life is the very marrow of his... More >>

  • Charlie Parker

    published March 1, 2001

    The news of a freshly polished version of the "Famous Alto Break" might not mean much to the general public, but it is the kind of event that... More >>

  • Birth of the Cool: Beat, BeBop and the American Avant-Garde

    published March 1, 2001

    Cool is in the eye of the beholder, and poet/writer Lewis MacAdams has come up with a blueprint charting the development of the elusive, unspoken,... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published January 4, 2001

    Berry Gordy may have run a tighter shop over at Motown, but it was Jim Stewart's Stax Records in Memphis that was the real heart and, well,... More >>

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