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2000 Stories by David Cook

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  • Hear This

    published December 20, 2000

    On late '60s albums like Bitches Brew and In a Silent Way, Miles Davis moved away from his trademark "cool jazz" sound, combining... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 13, 2000

    If pianist Ethan Iverson were based in the Bay Area, he'd probably work with the handful of top-notch musicians in the Mills College and S.F.... More >>

  • Genie in a Bottle

    published October 4, 2000

    It was the sort of oddball idea one has late at night at a club, perhaps after a certain amount of drinking. "Steve [Dye] and I were watching some... More >>

  • The Crushing Spiral Ensemble

    published September 27, 2000

    The first minute of the Crushing Spiral Ensemble's second album comes out and grabs you by the wrist, dancing you around the room on a funky... More >>

  • Waxing Nostalgic

    published September 13, 2000

    A good performance artist plays upon audiences' attentions and perceptions, disarming them with humor, drawing them in with insight, and going for... More >>

  • Finger-picking Good

    published August 23, 2000

    When shopping for a Duck Baker album, it can be hard to know which section of the record store to look in. On one record he collaborates with... More >>

  • Fun Factory

    published August 16, 2000

    Has a deck of cards ever gotten the best of you, spraying out of your hands when you tried to shuffle? Has a hammer seemed to bite your thumb, a... More >>

  • Eine Kleine Odd Musik

    published July 26, 2000

    As a high school music teacher, Bart Hopkin didn't have much chance to explore his fascination with strange and exotic instruments. It's not like... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published June 21, 2000

    Vive La RévolutionLife as a high-profile newspaper columnist is, God knows, demanding. But life as a publicity-seeking would-be... More >>

  • Building a Better Battleship

    published June 14, 2000

    The lights go down, and the images begin to flicker on the screen: Hands perform the gestures of cooking food, washing dishes, and winding the... More >>

  • Of Heroes and Fools

    published May 31, 2000

    Imagine living in an era in which one's association with certain political groups, or even rumors of an association with those groups, was grounds... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 17, 2000

    Rovaté III with Gerry HemingwayGerry Hemingway first came to the attention of creative improv fans as a member of the Anthony... More >>

  • Life is Art

    published March 29, 2000

    It's oddly appropriate that right across the street from the infamous alley where local ladies of the night ply their trade, the "Scarlot Harlot"... More >>

  • Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd

    published March 15, 2000

    Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd Monk's Dream (Verve) Forty years ago, Thelonious Monk went to New York's 5 Spot club... More >>

  • Mono Pause

    published March 8, 2000

    Mono Pause Peeping Through the Listen Hole (Electro Motive) The "pause" in Mono Pause must be your own. It's the one the band's... More >>

  • On Another Road

    published March 8, 2000

    Clark Coolidge got turned on to the potential of extemporaneous speech when a college classmate gave him a copy of On the Road soon... More >>

  • Re-Illuminated

    published March 1, 2000

    It's a Thursday afternoon in Potrero Hill, and Sonny Simmons is perturbed. He's having a hard time getting his bassist, Herbie Lewis, to play the... More >>

  • Sonny Smith

    published March 1, 2000

    Sonny Smith Who's the Monster...You or Me? (Self-released) There's a moment in every Sonny Smith performance when a... More >>

  • Perfectly Weird

    published February 23, 2000

    At a pair of shows the last weekend in January, local quintet Zmrzlina demonstrated an unusual -- some might say downright weird -- ... More >>

  • Sisters Grim

    published February 9, 2000

    Remember those childhood lullabies your mother used to sing to you, the ones you couldn't get out of your head even after you'd gone to sleep?... More >>

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