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Horace Silver

Jazz Masterpiece Came Together in Fragments

Originally published on Oct. 20, 2016 By Rashod Ollison The Virginian-Pilot Horace Silver’s prolific recording sessions for the venerable Blue Note label in the ’50s and ’60s were usually succinct. Whatever the hard-bop pianist and his accompanists put down in the studio found its way onto an album with very little fat or filler. It […]

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Metal Leg

From 1987 through 1994, die-hard Steely Dan fans turned to a small fanzine called Metal Leg for information about Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Published first by England’s Brian Sweet (who went on to write the unofficial band biography Steely Dan: Reelin’ In The Years and later by New Yorkers Pete Fogel and Bill Pascador, Metal Leg set high standards by providing […]

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