Monthly Archives: January 2015

Archives: At WSJ on The New York Brewing Renaissance

The funny behind the scene aspect of this story is that when I pitched it six new breweries had opened in 2014.  By the time I finished the edit, it was eight!!  Now a new one, Braven, has already opened … Continue reading

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At WSJ on the new Ornette Coleman disc

So one side of the story goes like this. I was at Spuyten Duyvil, the wonderful Williamsburg beer and wine bar about five or six years ago when one of the bartenders, a musician, told me that his friend at … Continue reading

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Archives: At WSJ on Jon Irabagon and Mary Halvorson

Always fun to write on two rising jazz stars. http://on.wsj.com/1rwj2yR 6 Cultural Commentary Standing Out From Their Crowds Ensemble work highlights the burgeoning skills of saxophonist Jon Irabagon and guitarist Mary Halvorson. By Martin Johnson Dec. 29, 2014 6:47 p.m. … Continue reading

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Archives: At WSJ on Three Archival Discoveries That Reflect Well on the Current Jazz Scene

There are a lot of “archival discovery” recordings on the market these days and since the concept isn’t new (remember the Thelonious Monk John Coltrane Carnegie Hall disc from ten years ago?) I could simply try to cover all of … Continue reading

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