• Chico and The Kid

    Jazz drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton passed away last week at the age of 92. Often associated with cool West Coast jazz, Chico also could…

  • Monk and the Butterfly

    Several things happened since I first posted this piece almost two years ago: 1) Based on my google stats, it’s still drawing a lot of…

  • Chico and The Kid

    Alright, guitar fans. I know all of you have your favorite examples of six-string nirvana – Derek & the Dominos, The Allman Brothers Band at…

  • Monk and the Butterfly

    “This is the story of a love affair between a man and a woman whose backgrounds and experiences, whose cultures and class were so different,…