Video of the Week

If this isn’t the only bit of Clifford Brown on video, it has to be one of an exceedingly small few.

The profound pleasure of listening to him play is always made impossibly complex by the absolute senselessness of his death. Enjoy as much as you can during his birthday broadcast, October 30, WKCR.


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.