Eugene Holley Jr.

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  • 6 years ago

    Bassist/composer Meshell Ndegeocello's artistry represents a hejira: a spiritual journey that began with her 1993 debut CD Plantation Lullabies and continues eight records later with Devil's Halo, a 12-track collection of ethereal, moody musings b...

  • 7 years ago

    When she released her debut CD, Ancient Voices, in 1997, the Washington-born, Zimbabwe-raised singer Chiwoniso "Chi" Maraire—born into a family of musicians and raised on r&b, rap, pop, and Zimbabwean chimurenga music—was standing on t...

  • 8 years ago

    Brazilian-born keyboardist/composer/producer Sergio Mendes has spent four decades Americanizing his country's samba and bossa nova while Brazilianizing American pop. In 2006, he released Timeless, an all-star project (co-produced by tha...

  • 15 years ago

    Growing up in the '70s, I hated what seemed to me Louis Armstrong's antebellum Uncle Tom antics. My opinion of Armstrong changed when I saw the brilliant 1956 documentary Satchmo the Great, featuring Edward R. Murrow, at Howard University in the e...

  • 16 years ago

    The death of vibraharpist Milt Jackson on October 9, 1999, was a double loss for jazz, silencing a great jazz virtuoso and bringing to an end the 48-year run of the Modern Jazz Quartet. The MJQ's windup was as quiet as its beginning on January 14,...


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