Playlist, Indian Summer

Basking in the warm weather with:


  • The Knells — one of the best records of the year (release date November 19)
  • Gary Smulyan, Bella Napoli, with Uncle June! (release date October 15)
  • Jeremy Denk, J.S. Bach, Golberg Variationss
  • Chris Thile, Bach, Sonatas and Partitas
  • René Jacobs, RIAS Kammerchorand Akedemie für Alte Musik Berlin, J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion


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.