Joy Writer: Wayne Shorter

This isn't a review of the Wayne Shorter Quartet plus Imani Winds at Carnegie Hall, it's an…


The Demands of Style

On September 13, 2008, after an evening of accolades from friends, colleagues, and admirers, Leo…


The Digital Free Market

Mike from Premonition sent me an article containing this excerpt: Digital Music and the Free Market…


The Practice of Ear Training

You can't deny the power of raw talent in music, but it is possible there is an even greater…


Illuminations of the Cellar Door: Miles Davis

I was listening to Miles Davis' 1970 recordings from the Cellar Door, a space in Washington, DC.…


Free Country

I got in an argument with Adam Benjamin last fall when we were driving back from Cambridge to New…