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Compose Yourself

From Easily Slip into Another World, which will be published this month by Knopf. Toward the end of July 1971, I go to see Duke Ellington with his orchestra. This…

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Book of the Living

The house museums of New Orleans

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When Beale Street Was Hot

From an interview with the critic and historian Greg Tate, conducted for Ain’t But a Few of Us, a collection of conversations with black jazz critics, edited by Willard Jenkins,…

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Solo Act

A decade ago, when my fiancée and I were living in a semilegal converted nylon factory in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and I’d just published my first book—a coming-of-age memoir into which…

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Nothing Is Strange

A trip to Murakami’s jazz club

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Sacrebleu! The jazz era is up for sale

Gift merchandisers take license with history

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November 1975

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