“I think his music is amazing, but I want other people to be engaged with his music as well,” said vocalist Fay Victor about composer Herbie Nichols.

(Photo: Deneka Peniston)

Fay Victor Navigates Nichols

Herbie Nichols is one of the great should-have-been stories in jazz. Born in New York in 1919 to parents from Trinidad and St. Kitts, he died of leukemia in 1963 having recorded…


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In a restaurant-bar in Greenwich Village, tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was ruminating on the disparity between renown and income. In his case, anyway. Covers of his albums are prominent in the windows of more and more jazz record stores; references to him are increasingly frequent in jazz magazines, here and abroad; a growing number of players are trying to sound like him.

“I’m a new star, according to a magazine in England,” Ayler said, “and I don’t even have fare to England. Record royalties? I never see any. Oh, maybe I’ll get $50…

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