What Woody said...
Have your wallet say yes to the complete works of one of the greatest and most important composers in history.
Now that you've read my picks for the best jazz albums of 2017, you can read the final poll results here, and you can see each critic's individual ballot here. As to the vast range of opinions on display, and the relation to which I see myself, I'm ambivalent as always. I know I am … Continue reading The Results Are In
Galás is the high priestess of our savagery. She sings songs about love and death in a way that shows what they really are: songs about fucking and killing.
The listings will continue until taste improves... At the New York Classical Review, my colleagues Eric Simpson and David Wright, and I have our choices for the best classical performances of the calendar year. The top spot is Eric's pick for The Exterminating Angel. The critics were wild about this, but I have a dissenting … Continue reading More of the Best
Look at that ugly gap in postings! Apologies for that, I've been truly preoccupied with an unfortunate occurrence, vis-a-vis the Big City; the hard drive on my computer is failing. As I'm sure you can imagine, that's a problem when it comes to maintaining any kind of web site. As it's going to conk out … Continue reading Preoccupations
The year's best new jazz albums, and more. At least until I hear more new albums.