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From the Archives: at WSJ on Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz To Come

I was delighted to write this and even better, it ran the weekend of my only trip to the Pop Conference. MASTERPIECE Bluesy and Achingly Beautiful Coleman’s ‘The Shape of Jazz to Come’ lived up to its title By Martin … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Anna Webber’s Amazing “Clockwise”

MUSIC REVIEW ‘Clockwise’ by Anna Webber: Putting a Fresh Twist on Music History Saxophonist, flutist and composer Anna Webber creates music with compelling, intense new rhythms that were inspired by great 20th-century classical composers. Saxophonist, flutist and composer Anna Webber PHOTO: EVAN … Continue reading

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If Pitchfork reviewed a 34th Joni song…

A few weeks ago, Pitchfork published a nifty tribute to Joni Mitchell by having several stunningly good writers review 33 songs of the legendary singer/songwriter in a package led by an essay from NPR’s Ann Powers, who is at work … Continue reading

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The Martin Johnson Blog Network

I write…a lot. I write about music, mostly jazz. I write about sports, mostly basketball (though drill down deep enough here and you’ll find a late 2014 piece that correctly called the rise of the Chicago Cubs). I write about … Continue reading

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From the Archives: At WSJ on Henry Threadgill

NEW YORK CULTURE A Jazz Man With His Own Vocabulary Once Confined to the Margins of the Scene, Henry Threadgill Returns to the Stage By Martin Johnson Updated Nov. 9, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET For a quarter century beginning in … Continue reading

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From the Archives, at WSJ in 2010 on Maria Schneider

#tbt, right? Reinventing the Sound of Big-Band Jazz Composer Maria Schneider Draws From Latin America—and Even a Bird—to Bring Nuance to Her Orchestra’s Music By Martin Johnson Updated Nov. 20, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET Seven years ago, when the Jazz … Continue reading

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The Rebranding Project

I write…a lot. I write about music, mostly jazz. I write about sports, mostly basketball (though drill down deep enough here and you’ll find a late 2014 piece that correctly called the rise of the Chicago Cubs). I write about … Continue reading

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