Writing

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Books

Rhythm Planet – The Great World Music Makers (Universe/Rizzoli, 1998)

Thirty-fives articles profiling top artists in world music, with introduction chronicling history of world music, discography, and photographs. Features include Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ravi Shankar, Baden Powell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Camaron de la Isla, Andres Segovia, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Amalia Rodrigues, Beny More, Astor Piazzolla, Umm Kalthm, Fela, Tito Puente, and others. Forward by Brian Eno.

Stolen Moments (Acrobat Books, 1988)

Interviews with top music figures including Astor Piazzolla, Mercedes Sosa, King Sunny Ade, Philip Glass, Ravi Shankar, Steve Reich, Yma Sumac, Keith Jarrett, Tom Waits, Miriam Makeba, and others. Forward by David Byrne.

Articles

  • Review: Florent Mazzoleni/L’Epopée de la Musique Africaine (Beat Magazine, 2008)
  • Program Notes: KCRW World Festival series Hollywood Bowl (1999-2008)
  • Feature: The Chickens of the Sea Revisted (H20 Magazine, 2005)
  • Feature: My Kind of Surf Music (H20 Magazine, 2004)
  • Feature: Bud Shank and West Coast Jazz (H20 Magazine, 2003)
  • Review: Caetano Veloso Tropical Truth (Los Angeles Times Book Review, October 2002)
  • Feature: Rhythm, Music, and the Sea (H20 Magazine, 2001)
  • Review: Power Notes (The Book Los Angeles: Summer, 2000)
  • International Bandstand (Los Angeles Times Magazine, January 1990)
  • Review: Paul Quarrington /Whale Music (Los Angeles Times Book Review, April 1990)
  • Profile: Julie Christenson (Buzz, October/November 1990)
  • Feature: Women We Love: Mercedes Sosa (Esquire, 1988)
  • Interview: Peter Erskine (Jazz Magazine (Paris), December 1986)
  • Interview: Dino Saluzzi, Ben Sidran (Jazz Magazine (Paris), October 1986)
  • Interview: Joe Zawinul (Jazz Magazine (Paris): May 1986)
  • Interview: Howard Rumsey (Jazz Magazine (Paris), March 1986)
  • Guest Editorial: Eclectic Programming Works (Cashbox, June 1986)
  • Interview: Diane Schur (Jazz Magazine (Paris), October 1985)
  • Interview: Chick Corea (Jazz Magazine (Paris), July-August 1983)
  • Review: Paul Nash Ensemble (Downbeat, April 1981)
  • Interview: Art Pepper (Cadence, 1980)
  • Profile: Ran Blake (Radio Free Jazz, February 1980)
  • Profile: David Friesen (Downbeat, April 1979)
  • Profile: John Stowell (Downbeat, March 1979)
  • Interview: Art Farmer (Cadence, 1978)
  • Profile: Mark Murphy (Downbeat, February 1978)
  • Feature: Lloyd McNeil: Jazz Renaissance Man (Radio Free Jazz, April 1978)
  • Interview: Jazz’s Mark Twain (Mose Allison) (Hittin’ the Note, September 1977)
  • Interview: Eberhard Weber (Hittin’ the Note, May 1977)
  • Interview: Gato Barbieri (Cadence, 1977)

Album & CD Liner Notes

  • Lucky Dube, Retrospective (Rykodisc 2008)
  • Sasha Matson, Steel Chords (Audioquest 1993)
  • Abbey Lincoln, Golden Lady (Inner City Records 1979)
  • Eric Dolphy, The Stockholm Concert (Inner City Records, 1978)
  • Dave Pike, Let the Minstrels Play On (Muse Records, 1977)