Monthly Archives: June 2015

Father’s Day and Baseball and Pullman Porters

I don’t have any pictures of my father to share, but I have stories. This is one I’m fond of. In the late ‘60s, when my family still lived in Chicago, my father would often go into the office on … Continue reading

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At The Root on Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

Artisanal Ice Cream from an ex-con on Avenue A.

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Ornette R.I.P.

I wrote on Ornette a lot, including beating lots of journos to the punch by previewing Sound Grammar in New York magazine before a lot of folks were aware of it. But this is my favorite. In the interview that … Continue reading

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Why The Warriors Really Went Small

Most of the chatter and analysis following the Golden State Warriors 103-82 Game 4 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals concerned coach Steve Kerr’s decision to go small, i.e. start a lineup without center Andrew Bogut. … Continue reading

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At Eater on Collaborative Brewing Drinks Beer Here Beer Collaborative Brewing Is Heating Up in the Beer World by Martin Johnson Jun 5, 2015, 3:00p Share(275) Tweet(65) Shutterstock/MaxyM Don’t miss stories. Follow Eater × More breweries are getting into the team spirit. With more … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Lines of Color by the Gil Evans Project ‘Lines of Color: Live at Jazz Standard’ Review: A Jazz Master’s Long Lost Arrangements Come to Life Ryan Truesdell and the Gil Evans Project unearth forgotten arrangements by the great bandleader and composer, giving them a second life on … Continue reading

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At WSJ On Sound Prints, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas and Wayne Shorter Arts Arts in Review Music Review ‘Sound Prints: Live at Monterey Jazz Festival’ Review A short—but impressive—live recording from saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas ENLARGE Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano perform in London in 2014. Photo: Andy … Continue reading

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