A nice surprise awaited me the other morning when finishing up the latest Bernie book by Lawrence Block, The Burglar Who Met Fredric Brown. Good grief…
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Nice to see Eubie Blake in the New York Times! John McWhorter uses the recent release of When Broadway Was Black by Caseen Gaines for a good think piece…
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This week three wonderful musicians celebrated their 80th birthday. One of the more unique interviews on DTM is the one with Gavin Bryars. Amazing…
Political pundit Matthew Yglesias has been reading early John le Carré. I don’t traffic in these circles, but from wherever I sit over here in jazz land…
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Birdland: Tonight through Saturday, two sets a night, the Billy Hart quartet with Mark Turner, Ben Street, and myself. Sets are at 7 and 9:30 tonight…
Last fall, Sarah Deming and Lesley Garrison started a studio together in Gowanus, Brooklyn: Knockout Pilates. Pilates is a wonderful practice done by…
I just contributed to the fundraiser for the great drummer Victor Lewis, who is “suffering from a neurological issue that has lost him the use of his…
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Amusing digital art by Julio Blazquez Cea: Next week Thursday I’ll be in Vinnie Sperrazza’s trio with Michael Formanek at Bar Lunatico. On Monday the…
Just landed in Germany for a trio tour with Eva Klesse and Andreas Lang Wednesday, January 4th: Fat-Jazz Urban-Exchange, Hamburg Thursday: LOFT Köln…

December 2022

New article from me in The Nation: "The Butler Didn't Do It!" On Agatha Christie, KNIVES OUT, and GLASS ONION. Sincere thanks to my extraordinary editor…
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This is the 200th edition of Transitional Technology. At this point my Substack is doing much better than my Wordpress site Do the Math site in terms of…
Next week: UMBRIA JAZZ (Winter session at Orvieto) A few years ago I premiered Bud Powell in the 21st Century with the Umbria Jazz Orchestra — the…
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