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2003 Stories by Jeff Hinkle

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  • Can You Feel the Silence?

    published November 13, 2003

    Anyone who has followed the trajectory of Van Morrison's career knows he began as a brooding but brilliant Belfast singer, blending R&B with Irish... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published October 23, 2003

    Don't look for any glossy dental work on Heartworn Highways. No rounded biceps. No Venetian Blind-like abs. These days, such equipment is... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published September 11, 2003

    In between rubber-stamping generous tax cuts and murky homeland security measures, Congress recently found time to christen 2003 the "Year of the... More >>

  • Jimmy Cliff

    published September 4, 2003

    With a career that reaches back four decades -- and with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh long dead -- Jimmy Cliff may be the closest thing to a visible... More >>

  • Thelonious Monk

    published August 7, 2003

    Jazz lizards paid scant attention to Thelonious Monk's 1960s Columbia releases. Where once Monk was revered as a revolutionary, fickle LBJ-era... More >>

  • Sam Cooke

    published July 17, 2003

    Sam Cooke spent his career trying to mesh his earthy, soulful instincts, steeped in gospel, with his drive for mainstream success. Although that... More >>

  • Lee Konitz

    published July 3, 2003

    Lee Konitz's name may not trigger the household recognition that other jazz icons command, but it should. Although the alto saxophonist was a... More >>

  • Randy Newman

    published May 15, 2003

    From H.L. Mencken to the Coen Brothers, patronizing Yankees have always been quick to giggle at the rubes down south. Three decades ago -- after... More >>

  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk

    published May 1, 2003

    This past March, around the same time that Norah Jones was scooping up an armload of Grammys for her polished pop-cum-jazz debut, the... More >>

  • Skip James

    published March 27, 2003

    Casual listeners, most of whom don't normally delve deeply into the Delta blues, are almost always convinced, like so many blues "scholars," that... More >>

  • Toots & the Maytals

    published February 27, 2003

    Once upon a time, reggae was ordained as the next big thing. No fooling. Several mid-1970s critics actually predicted the Jamaican genre was going... More >>

  • Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band

    published January 30, 2003

    Those who think that only Woody Guthrie wanna-bes crowded the stages of New York's Greenwich Village in the early 1960s should give a listen to... More >>

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