Tag Archives: Art

The Naked Women Chronicles 01: Grace

There are Naked Women on My Wall 01 They are there for inspiration rather than titillation. I first began seeing photographs of nude women before I was old enough to grasp the concept that sex sells, so instead of regarding … Continue reading

Posted in eroticism, fitness, Gender, Media, Naked Women, race, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

At WSJ on Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening II

    ‘Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds’ by Nicole Mitchell Review The flutist and composer explores Afrofuturist themes with her longstanding group, the Black Earth Ensemble. By Martin Johnson May 4, 2017 4:42 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS   Flutist and … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Jazz, Media, Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Somi’s Brilliant Petite Afrique

  I’ve known of Somi, the magnificent singer and songwriter for about ten years, and for much of that time I thought that her music was a great sound in search of a comparable style or at least repertoire. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, cinema, Film, Media, Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Music: Kevin Eubanks at Birdland

Thursday night, just after two friends joined me at a table near the stage at Birdland, one of them asked me “are you reviewing?”  It was an earnest inquiry even if it hit a sore spot.  Concert reviews are no … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Jazz, Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

At WSJ on the new Linda May Han Oh Recording: Walk Against Wind

ARTS ARTS IN REVIEW MUSIC REVIEW ‘Walk Against Wind’ by Linda May Han Oh Review The bassist and composer’s third recording in a predominantly quartet setting helps focus attention on the evolution of her writing and improvising. Linda May Han … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, Arts, Jazz, Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Do Over 07: Young Friends

Is 56 the new 26?  It seems that way for me as my current professional and existential quandaries mirror the ones I faced 30 years ago.  These posts are a series of ponderings trying parse the difference between now and … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Jazz, Life in the 50s, Media, Music, The Do Over, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

At The Root on Artist Leroy Campbell

At The Root on artist Leroy Campbell’s stunning work. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/11/artist_leroy_campbell_s_gullah_and_geechee_paintings_appear_in_new_book.html

Posted in Arts, race, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment