Only the Strong Survive, his new album of soul covers, isn’t wrong. It’s just pointless.
And it’s the closest we’re probably going to get.
Bobby Darin was so determined to be somebody that he tried to be everybody
For two decades Wynton Marsalis ruled the jazz universe, enjoying virtually unqualified admiration as a musician and unsurpassed influence as the music's leading promoter and definer. But after a series of sour notes—he parted from his record label, has been caught up in controversy at Jazz at Lincoln Center; and has been drawing increasing fire from critics and fellow musicians alike for his narrow neotraditionalism—perhaps the biggest name in jazz faces an uncertain future. Just like jazz itself