Tag Archives: Jazz

stone #24 (another stone in Japanese)

Listen to this poem in Japanese using the player above. This one was harder for me to write than yesterday’s and I’m a bit less certain that I’ve accurately conveyed the meaning. / / / Miles Davis わ “All Blues” … Continue reading

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POEM: in which we cross east 27th street at high tide

Listen to this poem using the player above. I went to see Jeff “Tain” Watts, Robert Hurst and Steve Coleman tonight at Jazz Standard. I ended up chatting with Coleman and John Szwed, author of the definitive book on Sun … Continue reading

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stone #11

Listen using the player above. / / / Gerald Cleaver is in my ears talking about Uncle June and the Great Migration I’m making a smaller journey home from the post office where I checked for word from you / … Continue reading

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The Jazz Session #55: The Wee Trio

Jason Crane interviews vibraphonist James Westfall, bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Jared Schonig, known collectively as The Wee Trio. Their first record, Capitol Diner Vol. 1 (Bionic Records, 2008) features original music, jazz standards … and Nirvana. The trio explores … 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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Kilgore, Sheridan reviving the sounds of the ’30s and ’40s

My latest article for The Island Packet newspaper on Hilton Head Island, SC, is about singer Rebecca Kilgore and pianist John Sheridan. Read the article.

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