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20
Dec

The Most Intriguing Performance in Jazz 2011

Jazz, Math, Tech & Lyle Mays

One of the most intriguing events in jazz this year that went largely unnoticed was something that I accidentally stumbled upon.   Read moreRead more

16
Nov

Life According to Jazz

Contributed by guest blogger Michael Epstein

I vividly remember the first time music really changed me. At the age of 12 or 13, I was taking a break from practicing my drums when I walked into my parent’s living room. My father was playing “Autumn Leaves” from the Keith Jarrett Trio’s Live at the Blue Note box set. Read moreRead more

4
Nov

My Midlife Jazz Crisis – The Monterey Stage

I just finished listening to Brubeck’s Time Out and was once again reminded what a truly brilliant album it is and considering it was originally released in 1959, it remarkably still sounds as fresh as ever. It was shortly after being exposed to this great work that I fell in love with the music. There was something about the sound, the depth and the variety that just spoke to me and I knew at that point that I wanted to do something in jazz. Read moreRead more

19
Oct

My Midlife Jazz Crisis – Stage 1: The Acknowledgement

Well, it has happened.  I was recently ranting to a good friend about how today’s jazz scene is just not the same as it was when I was young and first launched Jazz Online.  After my long and emotional diatribe on the sorry state of the music and industry, my friend bluntly retorted, “I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I think you have just entered the first stage of geezerhood.” Read moreRead more