2011 Year's Best Jazz, a baker's dozen (and more) ...
Landmarks tell us where we are, they help us get to where we're going. They appear differently to us depending on our distance and angle, and it is that relation which orients us. No matter how concrete and specifically defined they are as objects, their meaning and function are mainly subjective and relative. In Brooklyn, … Continue reading The Radical Simplicity Of The Avant-Garde
If it's difficult at all to think of what to memorialize this Memorial Day, then start with Walt Whitman - today is the poet's birthday. The holiday began as Decoration Day, specifically to honor the Union dead in the American Civil War. Whitman, who tended to so many wounded and dying soldiers, and created an … Continue reading Speak, Memory
Jazz, poetry . . . and the Internets. Just found when I loaded Kurt Elling's website: Lurking in the shadows, beyond where you can see, working on the server to improve its quality. The site will be returning just as soon as we can swing it, all night our lamps are burning to more promptly … Continue reading Poetry in the Most Unexpected Places