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01.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Back in the 1980s Robert Mugge was among the best documentary filmmakers working in music. Two films of his from the era have been issued on DVD, Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus and Gospel According to AlGreen. Rollins came to prominence in jazz circles during the �60s for pushing the tenor saxophone onto new ground. Mugge�s interviews with Rollins and various critics and collaborators ...
12.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
For Patti Smith, the names of the dead echoed loudly: Robert Mapplethorpe (1989), Richard Sohl (1991), Fred Smith (1994), Todd Smith (1994). Mentors and collaborators, her husband and her brother, all died within a short timeline. Allen Ginsberg rang with his condolences, saying, �Let go of the spirit of the departed and continue your life�s celebration.� Soon enough he was dead, joining another...