Birth - Death
Author, journalist, record producer, and chronicler of the jazz industry. Host of 'The Jazz Set' on television station Public Broadcasting System. Recipient of two Grammy Awards (1971 - Best Album Notes; 1971 - Trustee's Award). Noted for his biography of Bessie Smith, 'Bessie' (1972) which received numerous awards. Contributing editor for Stereo Review magazine for twenty-eight years. Writes a blog, Jazz Lives.