Stuart Nicholson

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As Billie Holiday fell apart, so did her fragile if expressive voice.
Lady Day at Lyric bar & grill
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 02, 2010

Getting the story

Full-length written histories of jazz can be a slog. Especially since "the story of jazz" (as critic Marshall Stearns titled his 1956 tome) only gets longer and more complicated. Personally, on these prose-narrative trips along the New Orleans–New York
Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux sing jazz's many strains
By JON GARELICK  |  December 04, 2009