Like many people, I feel frustrated about climate change. Helpless. The news has gotten steadily worse over the past few years as the international community only begins the serious work, and the U.S. pulls away from doing it. That’s why even though my city, Fremont, California, is ahead of the curve, I want to push for […]
No one ever said it takes a village to make a jazz album, but that approach can do the trick, as demonstrated by a collaboration between Baltimore Jazz Alliance and the historic Left Bank Jazz Society. A recording of Baltimore’s hottest show on one cold January night in 1966 spent 45 years in the care […]
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Recently I was lucky enough to re-visit Baltimore jazz in my writing as I contributed a chapter to a new history book. My essay, “Passing the axe : the Baltimore saxophone tradition,” appears in Music at the Crossroads, published by Loyola University’s Apprentice House press. As the founding newsletter editor for the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, it was a […]
UPDATE: New York Press overhauled their website, breaking links to older stories. Below are copies of reviews I wrote of three favorite shows: Mike Stern with Esperanza Spalding, Gil Scott-Heron, Wayne Krantz. Jazz cats shred underground as the world burns for Bieber When Esperanza Spalding took Best New Artist at the Grammy’s, Justin Bieber fans shrieked and fans […]
Thread by @eliotter: “I’ll be trying to avoid @UHC for the rest of my life, or until we get single payer. Here’s a brief description of a terrible experience that […]” #healthinsurance #MedicareForAll #SinglePayer #health