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ARTICLE: JAZZ POETRY

Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology

Read "Poetry and Jazz: A Chronology" reviewed by Duncan Heining

My intention here is to offer a detailed but inevitably incomplete chronology of poetry and jazz. The focus is solely on the combination of the two art forms in performance, not on poetry about jazz or jazz musicians or poetry inspired by jazz but not performed to music. My definition of 'poetry' is fairly broad and ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Clifford Brown and Max Roach in 1954: New Research

Read "Clifford Brown and Max Roach in 1954: New Research" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Jazz history is all about revisionism. New material about musicians--biographical information, newly discovered recordings and photos, corrected anecdotes and stories -are some of the areas where history is constantly evolving. This is an important process and writers should always be aware of it and report its occurrences.

Since I published my book on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rich Halley 4: Eleven

Read "Eleven" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Rich Halley and Michael Vlatkovich have been on a real hot streak as of late. Halley, who also runs the Pine Eagle record label, continues to maintain a number a groups. Besides the quartet featured on Eleven, he has a new quartet with the excellent LA-based trumpeter Dan Clucas, and continues to work with the legendary ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bradford-Gjerstad Quartet at Philadelphia Art Alliance

Read "Bradford-Gjerstad Quartet at Philadelphia Art Alliance" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Bradford-Gjerstad Quartet
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Philadelphia, PA
March 29, 2014

Pivot or persevere? It's a question that frames every moment of jazz performance and one that suffused the Philadelphia Art Alliance loft, where on a rainy Saturday cornetist Bobby Bradford, reedman Frode Gjerstad, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and ...