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In the Vanguard of Trio Jazz with Micah Thomas
The piano trio has always held a special place in my experience—and imagination—of jazz clubs. And the most exciting debut on record that I’ve heard in the last year is Micah Thomas’s trio, recorded live last spring at Kitano, a small club in New York.
May 29, 2020
New Stars in Coltrane’s ‘Interstellar Space’
John Coltrane’s torrential improvisations on Interstellar Space, like Beethoven’s late quartets, are a reminder that, as Edward Said observed, “artistic lateness” sometimes manifests itself “not as harmony and resolution but as intransigence, difficulty, and unresolved contradiction.”
June 27, 2018
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