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David Yaffe

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David Yaffe

David Yaffe is the author, most recently, of Bob Dylan: Like A Complete Unknown (Yale). 

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How Alan Lomax became the most significant Baedeker of America’s folkways.

Thelonious Monk was a more nuanced figure than the flimsy characterization of a way-out jazz cat could ever convey.

In Leonard Cohen's Afterworld, the trajectory between the latest hit and the wisdom of old has been a long one.

On River: The Joni Letters Herbie Hancock and Joni Mitchell make a remarkable collaboration.

Elvis Costello's new album is a worthy addition to his seemingly endless catalog of beauty and bile.

Listening to Sonny Rollins for the first time. Again.

Nearly fifty years after Ornette Coleman revolutionized jazz, he is finally being honored with the music world's top awards.

John Gennari's Blowin' Hot and Cool looks at the intimate but fractious relationship between jazz luminaries and their critics.

To honor Andrew Hill's passing, we are reposting an article about his life's achievements originally posted in July, 2006.

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