Talking Bitches Brew

Last week, I sat down for an interview with boice-Terrel Allen (he took that snazzy picture of me with Elvis Costello) for his excellent Talk Music with boice podcast, and talked about Bitches Brew, the album and the book, and how I got to the point of putting the words down on paper. I think it’s interesting and informative, and boice is an excellent person who is a pleasure to spend time with.

You can listen to us talking Bithces Brew here, check out his site here, and subscribe (for free) to his podcast through iTunes. His series is excellent and spans a wide-range of styles and personality, I recommend it highly.

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Our November Brooklyn Rail Music Section podcast: the Secret…

Our November Brooklyn Rail Music Section podcast: the Secret Opera opera company pays us a visit, we listen to new music from Tyshawn Sorey and talk about the year in music, and more conversation and poetry from Steve Dalachinsky.

The Latest

Paucity of posts does not mean lack of content. Solo parenting for a month meant I only got out to one concert, but it was notable, and I still produced a good amount of work, here’s where to find it:

  • At the New York Classical Review, read my preview of The Death of Klinghoffer and my review of opening night
  • I published the first of what I hope to be more articles at New Music Box: “The Know-Nothings of Jazz” is a look at just how it is that any reputable place would publish the kind of unbelievably ignorant drivel about jazz that we’ve been subjected to this past summer
  • The October issue of The Brooklyn Rail is out, and our podcast is up, and it may be our very best: great conversations and music with Michael Vincent Waller, Ken Thomson, Carlos Hernandez of Ava Luna, and Steve Dalachinksy

Making September Tracks

Rail Tracks, the podcast of the Brooklyn Rail music section, is up for September: we talk about the coming season with Melissa Smey of Miller Theatre, Thomas Crawford, the conductor of the American Classical Orchestra, Limor Tomer at the Metropolitan Museum, and Elliott Sharp stops in to describe his opera on Walter Benjamin’s last moments alive on earth. Stream or download:

Rail Tracks, End of Summer Edition

It will be at least a couple more weeks before the September Brooklyn Rail hits the stands, fill the gap with our July-August podcast, which features music we caught at Suoni per il Popolo, a talk with Ohad Talmor about his venue SEEDS and his new record, and a great interview with the incredible, and fascinating, Lenny Pickett.

June Brooklyn Rail-Rail Tracks podcast now up for streaming,…

June Brooklyn Rail-Rail Tracks podcast now up for streaming, sharing, downloading! We talk with Steven Lehman about his new octet disc, Mise en Abime, hearing some new and live music from Excepter and talk with their bandleader, John Fell Ryan, and hear from the inimitable Steve Dalachinsky.