Jeff McCord

Stories

Norah Jones
Jazzed

Can yet another independent label survive in today’s rough- and-tumble music business? The young founders of Dallas’ Leaning House Records sure hope so.

My Hero, Dorough

He jammed with Miles Davis, enlivened Saturday morning children’s TV, and signed his first major-label record deal at 73. Meet jazz giant Bob Dorough.

Pitching Josh Beckett

He throws a 95-mile-an-hour fastball, strikes out 2.1 batters per inning, and could be the number one pick in June’s big-league draft. Meet suburban Houston’s new teen sensation.

Color Commentary

With this year’s induction of Seguin native Smokey Joe Williams, one fourth of the Negro Leaguers in baseball’s hall of fame are Texans. Unfortunately, there may not be any more.

Blood & Mood

by the Bad Livers, the Hollisters, and Dynamite Hack.

Sax and the Cities

Financial success may have eluded Dewey Redman, whose career as a jazz journeyman has taken him from his hometown of Fort Worth to San Francisco and on to New York, but happiness hasn't.

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The Gourds

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