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Meanwhile at the Other Blogs 01.10.20

Most of my writing gets posted here but not all of it.  My music blogging and any piece published in the Wall Street Journal, Vine Pair or (soon) Jazz Times gets highlighted here.  However, I also write about gender, middle … Continue reading

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Out & About 02: “Jason Moran”

Out and About results from some considerations about happiness.  I wondered what within my grasp would make me happier, and one of the answers was write about music more.  I love writing, I write about music for one of the … Continue reading

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Out & About 01: Gretchen Parlato Returns

Out and About #01: Gretchen Out and About resulted from some considerations about happiness.  I wondered what within my grasp would make me happier, and one of the answers was to write about music more.  I love writing, I write … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Mat Maneri’s Superb “Dust”

I thought about comparing this recording to Leonard Cohen or Morphine, but by the time that occurred to me, we were too far along in the edit to disrupt the flow. MUSIC REVIEW ‘Dust’ Review: Jazz’s Viola Virtuoso Mat Maneri … Continue reading

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About My Mother

  Marjorie Johnson (April 18, 1921 – November 29, 2019) Friday late afternoon in Chicago, my Mom passed away after a long and often valiant battle with the vagaries of old age.  She grew up in Longview Texas on a … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Early Nat King Cole

MUSIC REVIEW ‘Hittin’ the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943)’ by Nat King Cole Review: A Master of the Keys Before he built a formidable career as a singer, Cole was a great jazz pianist; a new set reminds us of … Continue reading

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At WSJ on The Time for Peace is Now, a compilation of 70s Gospel

I’m primarily a jazz critic but I go off campus in my listening habits all the time; it’s a necessity.  And every now and then a non jazz release crosses my desk that I can write about with authority.  About … Continue reading

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