My Thoughts on this Year’s Jazz Grammy Nominations

Well, the Grammy Awards are just under 10 days away, and if you're like me you're quite underwhelmed with a bulk of the jazz nominations this year.  I'd argue that institutions like the Grammys (although the jazz awards are not aired on the broadcast - which I won't be watching) have a canonizing effect (especially …

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Jason Moran and Bandwagon Live from the Vanguard Tonight

If you get a chance (I won't because I'm playing a gig tonight, but thankfully the concerts are archived) go the NPR Jazz website for a streaming set by Jason Moran and Bandwagon from the Village Vanguard.  The link is here.  And if you didn't know, Moran was just awarded one of those 500k no …

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Hey Bad Plus Fans, Get it While You Can

NPR has free streaming of the new album by the Bad Plus entitled Never Stop .....but it's only available until the calendar turns over to Tuesday, September 14, when it hits stores.  Go check it out here.  What's unusal, maybe new is a better word, about Never Stop is that unlike previous Bad Plus albums it features all original …

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