By: Devin McKinney
She was the Lady in the Radiator.
By: Brian Berger
A multifaceted composer and critic.
An exceptional jazz pianist and memoirist.
“It will get you. You can’t keep still.”
The hurt that makes every feeling a shade of pain.
A visionary composer and improviser.
A husky contralto and vivid lyricism
Fresh and invigorating jazz
It’s like that, y’all. And you don’t stop.
By: Franklin Bruno
Franklin Bruno on hip hop’s dance crew The Lockers
By: Dan Reines
Dan Reines on L.A. Dream Team’s “The Dream Team is in the House” (1985)
By: Roy Christopher
Roy Christopher on Ice-T’s “The Coldest Rap” (1983)
By: Colleen Werthmann
Colleen Werthmann on Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” (1983)
By: Cosmo Baker
Cosmo Baker on Run DMC’s “Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)” (1983/1985)
Brian Berger on Grandmaster & Melle Mel’s “White Lines (Don’t Do It)” (1983)