The great one. Obituaries are going to be easy to find because when someone like Morricone passes, everyone has an opinion. Mine is that as much as he is loved he is unappreciated. Think about it this way: By the time Morricone began scoring films, the art had been established and there had already been …
I came to Konitz fairly late. Like another altoist, Jackie McLean, I listened to him but it took me many years to hear what he was doing. And like McLean, I came to love what he was doing, even if I didn’t always like it.
Contemplating mortality? There’s music for that.
COVID-19 killed more musicians this week, here are the losses that were most acute for me:
Death always does well of course, they’re the undisputed, unbeaten champ. Death is on a real disheartening, even frightening roll so far in 2020, and seems to be gaining momentum. As usual, there’s plenty of people out there eager to help death along, maybe ride the coattails and lord it over their inconsequential domains, like Patriots fans.