Category: Jazz

Nina Simone (1992)

Nina Simone (1992)

  “I don’t think I’m difficult. Not at all.”     The prospect of interviewing Nina Simone was thrilling. And slightly terrifying.

My Dinner With Ornette

My Dinner With Ornette

“I’m interested in bringing instant enlightenment.”             I met Ornette Coleman for dinner on a late fall evening in a fashionable restaurant in downtown Boston. He was in town...

Burt Bacharach (and Elvis Costello, Part 2)

Burt Bacharach (and Elvis Costello, Part 2)

  “No one has to push me to be complex.”     If there has been a musical menage à trois more sublime and more successful than that of composer Burt Bacharach, lyricist Hal...