New DTM page, one that I've been working on for a while (I suppose for a lifetime), "A 'New' (Meaning 'Old') Approach to Jazz Education." It's 12,000…
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New teaching post on DTM: 24 standards read from the sheet music, with an assist from Mike Kanan. — Somewhat on topic: Huge dive into André Previn (who…
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A multi-part DTM deep dive. Interviews with six vital musicians, one guest post, a new piece of Iverson pedagogy, and a glance at Bird in print. CHARLIE…
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Alex Ross is the music critic of The New Yorker and the author of The Rest is Noise, Listen to This, and most recently, Wagnerism: Art and Politics in…
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RIP McCoy Tyner, a giant of American music. A major DTM essay from two years ago: “McCoy Tyner’s Revolution.” Two important publications have quoted…
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New DTM page, a kind of think piece about jazz education and the blues, inspired by the late Ron Miles, and featuring a transcription/performance of…
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New DTM, on the late John Heard, Leroy Williams, and Grachan Moncur III: Vicissitudes. Latest big DTM was a hit, inbox full of comments, 6,600 views, a…
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My new mantra: The truth must be faced. Crisis is opportunity. Optimism doesn't cost a cent. —- Remote teaching! I’m giving lessons over video, but I…
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Last night I had a good time listening to two favorite Andrew Hill records, Shades and Strange Serenade, and wrote the them up for DTM. Coming right up…
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Today I’m 48. I’m on the cover of the March DownBeat. Thanks to Ed Enright for the excellent interview/article. Photo by Jimmy Katz. On March 8, I’m…
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#jakibyard100 The centennial is today. New DTM: The Genius of Jaki Byard. I open at the Vanguard soon. B there or b square
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New for The Nation: I weigh in on A Love Supreme, the greatest long-form composition of American Classical Music. And, a new DTM: a substantial…
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