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Jonathan Eig

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  • 18 years ago

    Nobody struck at the soul of jazz like Charles Mingus. His music raged with paradoxical fury: intense yet funny, demonic yet spiritual, chaotic yet carefully arranged. That was Mingus. Oh, yeah. His autobiography, Beneath the Underdog, reveals a t...

  • 18 years ago

    No chaser required Straight Up With a Twist Kitty Margolis Mad-Kat Records Kitty Margolis has got the goods--a strong, blunt voice, perfect pitch, a fine sense of swing, and terrific scatting chops--but there are plenty of singers who've got the g...

  • 18 years ago

    Sharp-dressed men Scotch and Milk Cecil Payne Deemus Barrett Deems Delmark Records I have this theory: The worse a musician dresses, the more I like him. When a man goes on stage in a plaid jacket with lapels the size of Dumbo's ears and striped p...

  • 18 years ago

    Two heads better Strange Happy Earl Harvin and Dave Palmer Leaning House Jazz I've got about 40 CDs in the drawer next to my computer. I listen to them when the guy at the desk next to me gets too loud or the construction crew across the street st...