Murray Horwitz Murray Horowitz's Bio.
Father Of Police Officer Reflects On Tensions Between Cops, Community
Remembering Bob Lissauer's Life in Song
Seeing Mortality in an Empty Nest
Parsing Jazz in the Movies of Tom Cruise
Pulitzer Prize Expands Criteria for Music Award
Broadway Composer Luther Henderson Dies
Commentator Murray Horwitz remembers his friend, casting director Vincent Liff who died Wednesday of brain cancer at 52. Liff changed the face of Broadway by bringing more children, minorities and foreigners to the stage. His first success came in 1975, with the Broadway hit The Wiz. He went on to cast a string of long-running musicals and their national tours such as, Grease, Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, Cats, Miss Saigon, and The Producers.
Cannonball Adderley: 'Somethin' Else'
Mose Allison: 'The Sage of Tippo'
Gene Ammons: 'All-Star Sessions with Sonny Stitt'
Louis Armstrong: 'The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings'
Louis Armstrong: 'The Best of the Decca Years, Vol. 1'
Mildred Bailey: 'That Rockin' Chair Lady'
Count Basie: 'Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings'
Count Basie: 'The Essential Count Basie, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2'
Sidney Bechet: 'The Sidney Bechet Story'
Bix Beiderbecke: 'Singin' the Blues, Vol. I' & 'At the Jazz Band Ball, Vol. 2'
Tony Bennett: 'The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album'
Art Blakey: 'The Best of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers'
Dave Brubeck: 'Jazz Goes to College'
Kenny Burrell: 'Midnight Blue'
Benny Carter: 'BBB & Company'
Nat King Cole: 'After Midnight,' 'Best of the Nat King Cole Trio'