If you are not hip to the funk and his most excellency, creator and pioneer of the funk bass form William Earl "Bootsy" Collins, then there isn't much I can do for you. You likely live a sad and miserable life.
Rounding up the best jazz records from six fruitful months
Eight jazz discs that put the boot to our ears in 2004
When Ray Drummond left a white-collar job at Allstate to play jazz, there was no insurance his career would lead him to the limelight
One of the most respected players in jazz, Minnesota's Anthony Cox charts his own course.