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Friday, March 02, 2007

And... We're Back

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.


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