Now that I’ve got all my lists up, check out some others, especially Seth Colter Walls’ well-argued one – the argument is the best part – Steve Smith’s ecumenical one, Hank Shteamer’s and the Avant Music News one … and one for cassettes!


I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.