Category Archives: Rochester

Scooter trip: PA to Rochester and the Finger Lakes

Last week I took my longest scooter ride so far: 500 miles from State College, PA, to Rochester, NY, and then on to Canandaigua, a small town in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. I took this ride … Continue reading

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New episodes of The Jazz Session: Fly and Barbara Dennerlein

Jason Crane interviews the members of the trio Fly: bassist Larry Grenadier, drummer Jeff Ballard and saxophonist Mark Turner. Fly is very much a collective effort — the group operates with a leaderless philosophy in which everyone contributes equally. As … Continue reading

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The Jazz Session is back!

THE JAZZ SESSION #52: MARILYN CRISPELL. Jason Crane interviews pianist Marilyn Crispell about her album of solo piano pieces, Vignettes (ECM, 2008). Crispell made an early name for herself with Anthony Braxton, and she’s since amassed an impressive list of … Continue reading

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Article: Bucky Pizzarelli

My latest article for the Island Packet newspaper is a short biographical sketch of Bucky Pizzarelli. The posted piece is significantly shortened, but you’ll get the idea. Bucky Pizzarelli: Jazz Guitar Hero

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Urban Chickens

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The Rochester Dissident

I’ve mentioned my colleague Jack Bradigan Spula before. He writes the wonderful blog The Rochester Dissident. I think the thing I like most about Jack is that he sees an entirely different side our of city from what most people … Continue reading

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