Wow. It's been a while. I've been occupied with some other random projects, which I may reveal in due time. Sorry for the unannounced hiatus, but I figure you haven't been lacking for places to visit recently:
- The Jazz Clinic has a transcript of Ornette Coleman's acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys earlier this month.
- Eclectic Grooves gives us a bit of Nels Cline and Wilco buddy Glenn Kotsche.
- Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus recently sat down for a lengthy conversation with Stanley Crouch. In the interview and his book Considering Genius, you may find the latter has some disturbingly questionable things to say about Dave Douglas.
- More controversy available at the Lefsetz Letter: an e-mail from a Berklee student regarding Bruce Lundvall prompted a flood of comments as well as a response from Lundvall himself.
- Recent passings:
Violinist Leroy Jenkins (D:O has tunes; Darcy has links.)
Guitarist Ronald Muldrow
Guitarist Al Viola
- In honor of his Academy Award win, there's an Ennio Morricone sampler at Dinosaur Gardens.
We'll be back soon... definitely sooner than last time.