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1999 Stories by Gary Giddins

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  • The Masters Have It

    published December 21, 1999

    The arbitrariness of annual top-10s always becomes clearer the week after, when you look at other lists and think, damn, how did I forget that... More >>

  • Lester Bowie 1941–1999

    published December 7, 1999

    When an e-mail informed me of Lester Bowie's death—at 58, on November 8, of cancer—I was reading Marshall Berman's All That Is Solid... More >>

  • Good Vibrations

    published November 2, 1999

    Before this year, jazz lovers often noted the odd statistic that all eminent players of the vibraphone (and its acoustic forebears, the xylophone... More >>

  • 21st-Century History

    published October 5, 1999

    'Momentum Space' (Verve) by Dewey Redman, Cecil Taylor, and Elvin Jones — yes, the billing order is strange—was recorded last year and... More >>

  • Prisoners of the Past

    published June 29, 1999

    Midway through the week, the JVC Jazz Festival kicked into life at a sedate homage to Charlie Parker's romance with strings, when the featured... More >>

  • Between Intermissions

    published June 15, 1999

    Over the past two decades, Michael Dorf's Knitting Factory has justly emerged as one of New York's cultural landmarks. Its deceptively compact... More >>

  • The Long-Playing Duke

    published April 27, 1999

    Always when writing about Duke Ellington there is the temptation to become a listmaker. Because once you get past the generalities and charge... More >>

  • Out of the Vinyl Deeps

    published April 13, 1999

    All music lovers become record lovers and many record lovers become collectors. Records are like Malraux's muse um without walls, offering an... More >>

  • Out of the Vinyl Deeps

    published April 6, 1999

    All music lovers become record lovers and many record lovers become collectors. Records are like Malraux's museum without walls, offering an... More >>

  • Jaki Byard, 1922­1999

    published March 9, 1999

    Lea was two months old the first time we took her to a concert— Jaki Byard's 1989 recital at Weill Hall. He sat at the piano and played a... More >>

  • Jazz's New Wing

    published February 9, 1999

    Given all the clamor over whether or not Lincoln Center should unload inanimate treasures to subsidize performing ones, I was surprised at the... More >>

  • All This Jazz

    published February 2, 1999

    The best jazz films are not so much about jazz as they are of jazz, partaking of the music and finding ways to interpret it that honor the... More >>

  • Old Guys Yes, Retro Never

    published January 5, 1999

    The retro vogue muddied the water a bit in 1998. Some jazz enthusiasts thought they had to proffer at least qualified support, as in: Isn't this... More >>

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