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Williams’ Vanished Gardens glows

By Philip Martin

This article was published July 8, 2018 at 2:43 a.m.

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Charles Lloyd and Lucinda Williams "Vanished Gardens" cover art 2018

Joni Mitchell "Mingus"

Jazz Passengers and Debbie Harry "Individually Twisted" 1996

Little Rock National Public Radio affiliate KUAR-FM used to feature a program called Haney's Jazz -- the host, Don Haney, died in 2015 -- that positioned itself as a showcase for "jazz that makes sense," which meant jazz that contained discernible melody lines. Oscar Peterson and Count Basie were staples of the show; Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis were not. Haney's Jazz meant to reassure and entertain its audience, not challenge them.

Joni Mitchell "Mingus"

Jazz Passengers and Debbie Harry "Individually Twisted" 1996

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