“The South African Songbook: Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy” Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra:
On September 12, the day after the most emotionally heavy day in New York City history, the Jazz at Lincoln Center...
Reviewed & Written by Ray Hogan
“Bolden: Music from the Original Soundtrack,” Wynton Marsalis
This space was originally meant to review my most anticipated movie of the spring, “Bolden,” the story of one of jazz music’s...
A musician as unique and authentic as his hometown New Orleans
By: Ray Hogan
“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird...
John Coltrane ‘58: The Prestige Recordings
Contributed by Ray Hogan for Plutonic Magazine
I live in a world where there can never be enough John Coltrane music. So instead of yawning when collections like this one...
The City That Care Forgot. NOLA. -
By: Ray Hogan.
New Orleans has its share of nicknames.
But one describes the city's unique place in the country, and for that matter, the world.
Many musicians have told me they...