by Nate Chinen
Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Jazz Standard, Nov. 20
Nov 23, 2012 9:41:16 AM
Hoist and Riggins
This month's JazzTimes column is about Karriem Riggins, the swinging jazz drummer, head-trippy hip-hop producer and all-around rhythm wizard. Below, a video for "Summer Madness," from his solo album Alone Together, out on Stones Throw.
Tears Come From Heaven
Word of the death of Pete La Roca Sims came on Tuesday, hours after his passing. For any jazz fan with more than a token interest in the 1960s, this news was processed with a heavy heart. Respectful and often insightful tributes flowed quickly, from the likes of Ethan Iverson and Hank Shteamer and Phil Freeman. I began working on a formal obituary, but learned that the holiday weekend and various other factors would delay its publication. So I took my time, reacquainting myself with La Roca's estimable body of work on Blue Note and elsewhere — notably his own...
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