Monthly Archives: February 2019

At WSJ on Eric Dolphy’s Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions

‘Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions’ Review: Jazz’s Great Pedagogue Eric Dolphy recruited an exceptional cast of young musicians whose later work would be revered; now two of his best albums have been remastered and put out … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Greg Ward and Rogue’s Parade: Stomping off From Greenwood

From the first time I heard Greg Ward as a sideman with Mike Reed’s superb band, People Places and Things, I knew I wanted to write about him.  He had a big tone, and a nasty relentless drive.  His solos … Continue reading

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More From the Archives, Ten Years Ago at WSJ on Bynum, Fujiwara, Halvorson and Pavone

Here’s a little #tbt action. Close Friends, Jazz Up-and-Comers By Martin Johnson Updated April 9, 2009 11:59 p.m. ET Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, guitarist Mary Halvorson, violist Jessica Pavone and drummer Tomas Fujiwara are among the most exciting new jazz … Continue reading

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From the Archives, Three WSJ Stories on Craft Beer in NYC

In 2014, I had the amazing good fortune to write about the then nascent (now burgeoning) craft beer scene for an amazing editor at an amazing outlet.  These are those stories. When I’m not in the food biz, I work … Continue reading

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