Tag Archives: NPR

Vertical Search: My Work at NPR

Sometimes a life changing moment happens and you know it immediately. That’s what it was like one morning in April 2020, when I awoke to an email from an editor at NPR. He wanted to know if I’d like to … Continue reading

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More Writing: NPR Music

Last April, I awoke to a strange email. It was from an editor at NPR. He wanted to know if I was available and interested in writing for them. I went back to bed and woke up again. I thought … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…. My Words at Other Venues

I enthusiastically post my Wall Street Journal work here as soon as I am able (30 days after it posts behind the WSJ paywall).  I’m a little slower to highlight other stuff that I write here.  In the name of … Continue reading

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About My NPR Jazz Poll Ballot

Sometimes journalists root for a story to develop, and I think that concept was behind my NPR ballot of the best jazz recordings of the year. This is the ballot NEW RELEASES Thumbscrew, Ours/Theirs(Cuneiform) Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest(Blue Note) Makaya McCraven, Universal Beings(International … Continue reading

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