Acme Jazz Garage — Ascending?

I seldom write about my own projects here, but thought I’d throw out a quick note about the CD recently … More

Happy JazzApril — Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz is alive and, well, in surprisingly good shape for its age, particularly given the ravages of time, the advent … More

Forget Elvis, MONK is everywhere: Eric Reed; Organ Monk; Melodious Thunk; Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition; Laurent De Wilde’s “Monk”

Planet Jazz: Notes From All Over Thelonious Sphere Monk, who would have turned 95 on Oct. 10, isn’t quite everywhere, … More

Music Blogs Sprouting; and Hentoff Exits the Voice

With the widespread elimination of arts-writing positions and numerous layoffs of talented writers from newspapers, it’s probably inevitable: More and … More

Jazz Legends: New Dual Biography of Miles and Coltrane

What defines a musical legend? Tricky question to answer. When it comes to jazz, my list of legendary artists, those … More