“Critics and musicians have placed him in that inviolable musical trinity with Ellington and Armstrong, and still he remains the most elusive of our native-born geniuses”
Originally published September 8, 1975
"It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back (Def Jam) demands kitchen-sink treatment. More than a hiphop record it's an ill worldview."
Originally published July 19, 1988
The brilliant Anthony Braxton makes an eleven-disc homage to Charlie Parker an easy listen
March 23, 2018