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Tony Adamo: Hipper Than Hip

January 25, 2017 | Gary G. Vercelli

Tony Adamo has been described as a beatnik who arrived sixty years late, but if you ask him, he’s just a raconteur who describes his environment. Adamo celebrates urban life and the jazz masters with "hip-speak" over intense rhythms.

Jazz Historian And Writer Nat Hentoff Dies At 91

January 13, 2017

The American historian, critic and columnist Nat Hentoff fell in love with jazz as a kid in Boston — primarily because of the freedom and emotion it expressed. For 50 years, he wrote about jazz and social justice issues for The Village Voice.