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
A gentle reminder, there is an ongoing fundraiser here at the Big City. Every little bit helps, even tiny donations. If you can give more, I have many of what the public broadcasters call "premiums." Since I'm below even subsistence level, your donation means a lot more to me, and if you can't give any … Continue reading Tip Jar
It's not a specific goal of mine, but I do find myself frequently ahead of the curve. Maybe you read my original article on Kraftwerk, which goes back a few years. And now the Museum of Modern Art is following up the bands series of shows with four weekends of DJs in tribute to the … Continue reading Ahead Of The Curve
Not another year for this blog, those dates are marked in January, but another year in the life of your faithful, hardworking publisher/editor/head writer. The Spring Fundraiser continues, and there's no better day to donate than today! Or if you're in a gift-giving mood, you might find a belated but welcomg something here. But if … Continue reading One Year Later
I've been asked to vote in the 60th annual downbeat magazine critic's poll, which, as a longtime reader, is gratifying. Let's see if they'll have me back next year!
New York City Opera is back, and I've been back there; my review of the first two productions,La Traviata and Prima Donna, is up at Seen and Heard International.
Welcome readers who've been sent along from Greg Mitchell's fine Beethoven blog. Look for more Beethoven reviews soon, and don't forget to bookmark!
A concert I'd like to go to: Ives: Three Places in New England Barber: Symphony No. 1 - Intermission - Diamond: Symphony No. 2