Month: August 2013

Sonny Rollins: Post-Boppin’ With The Saxophone Colossus

Over the course of a lifetime, I have pursued music and music has, by degrees, pursued me. Part of my passion is predicated on a desire to share what I have learned with friends and colleagues alike. Thus over time,

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Street Theater: Random Encounters, Assorted Zingers & the Art of the Put-On

Having resided on Manhattan Island in NYC since 1976, I have come to appreciate by degrees both its potential for unparalleled levels of enforced intimacy and the curiously deferential nature of its citizenry. New York City is like thousands upon

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Ruminations On A Forgotten Master: Woody Shaw, The Complete Muse Sessions [Mosaic]

Miles Davis, as iconic and innovative a figure as any in the history of the trumpet, dispensed compliments the way you and I might deploy manhole covers as Frisbees. Here, Fido…FETCH! To wit, Miles once launched this zinger in the

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