OutsideInsideOut’s Top 10 of 2013

In Simulacra and Simulation Jean Baudrillard notes how humans like to stockpile their past as a way to remember it.  Perhaps one of the finest examples of this are the various year end poll, best of lists, recaps, summaries etc.  This year NPR Music hosted the annual jazz critics poll that Francis Davis has been …

Continue reading OutsideInsideOut’s Top 10 of 2013

A Little Taste of the Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures Conference

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend the Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures jazz studies conference sponsored by the University of Salford and Rhythm Changes Research Group.  The conference was held at Media City UK, the BBC's relatively new digs right across the river from Manchester. I presented a paper as part of the …

Continue reading A Little Taste of the Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures Conference