NPR’s Blog Supreme’s Treatment of Jazz’s Gender Inequalities

A recent post on NPR's Blog Supreme - their jazz blog - has a nice entry about being a woman in jazz.  Click here for the link.  Only one problem: except for bassist Ariane Cap all of the women are either vocalists, pianists or guitarists: all fairly traditional roles for women in jazz and popular …

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Jazziz Magazine’s Awesome Idea: “Personal Taste”

Ask any jazz critic, or jazz fan for that manner if they're biased.  If they say no they're straight up bullshitting you.  Even my man Leonard Feather (if I had a dime for every time someone asked me "so when are you going to write that Feather bio?" I'd be a rich man) had biases, oh good …

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John Murph Responds to my Critique of his Article on Tia Fuller

Somehow John Murph caught wind of my post critiquing elements of his article for JazzTimes on Tia Fuller.  So in case you don't scour the comments of each post (I don't even think the mother unit does that) here's what he had to say: Hi Chris, Thanks for reading my piece on Tia Fuller. And …

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Really John Murph? Her deep brown eyes? Her rich mocha skin?

A month back or so I bought the June issue of JazzTimes, which is fairly unusual for me.  The primary reason was because it is a pretty saxophone heavy issue, with stories on Fred Ho, Steve Coleman, David S Ware, and a "Before and After" with Lee Konitz.  What made this issue most appealing to me …

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