Articles

Michael Dease: Before & After

JazzTimes
October 2019

Ben Allison @Home

JazzTimes
May 2005

Jazz Duo Explores Intersection of Math and Music

On Rob Schneiderman & Marcus Miller
Flagpole
March 2019

Caroline Shaw & Attaca Quartet, Orange

Bandcamp Daily
April 2019

Mark De Clive-Lowe’s Heritage II

Bandcamp Daily
May 2019

Beginner’s Guide to Jazz from Japan

Bandcamp Daily
April 2019

Fresh Cut Orchestra Plays Max Roach

In Asheville, North Carolina
JazzTimes
February 2019

Auction Project

David Bixler, Arturo O’Farrill in Athens
Flagpole
January 2019

Bright Moments: Brian Blade

A retrospective, in his own words
JazzTimes
November 2018

The Life & Legacy of King Funk

Grant Green
JazzTimes
August 2018
(cover story)

Q&A with Michael Leonhart

The Painted Lady Suite
Jazz Artistry Now
July 2018

Tomasz Stańko In Memoriam

NPR Music/WBGO.org
July 2018

The Closing of Systems Two

WBGO.org
June 2018

Bill Frisell Trio

Plays Athens, Georgia
Flagpole
April 2018

Teddy Wilson in Perspective

Classic Teddy Wilson Sessions 1934-1942
Jazz Artistry Now
April 2018

Unfiltered Universe/Agrima

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Rez Abbasi
Rungh
March 2018

Big Ears Festival 2018

Knoxville, TN
JazzTimes
March 2018

Swinging Along the Border

Charles Mingus’ Tijuana Moods
WBGO.org
January 2018

Jon Hendricks In Memoriam

WBGO.org
November 2017

Kenosha Kid’s Indeterminate, Original Sound

Dan Nettles
Flagpole
August 2017

A Whole New Vista

Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Caipi
JazzTimes
August 2017

Jason Rigby Detroit-Cleveland Trio

ONE
Stereophile
July 2017
CD review

The Savory Collection, Vol. 1

Coleman Hawkins and Friends
Stereophile
June 2017

Geri Allen In Memoriam

WBGO.org
June 2017

Departures and Arrivals

David Weiss & Point of Departure
JazzTimes
June 2017

Eivind Opsvik Overseas V

The New York City Jazz Record
May 2017
CD review

Walk Against Wind

Linda May Han Oh
The New York City Jazz Record
April 2017
CD review

Overdue Ovation

Allan Harris
JazzTimes
April 2017

Allan Holdsworth In Memoriam

WBGO.org
April 2017

Juxtaposition/Message in Motion

Vinnie Sperrazza/Peter Brendler
The New York City Jazz Record
March 2017
Paired CD review

A Conversation with Rudresh Mahanthappa

Tides: A Publication of SAADA
March 2017

Short Stories

Tony Moreno Quintet
Stereophile
March 2017
CD review

Stay There

Jorge Rossy
Stereophile
March 2017
CD review

From Pop to Post-Bop: Jihye Lee’s Unusual Jazz Journey

Jihye Lee
The Village Voice
February 2017

 Típico

Miguel Zenón
The New York City Jazz Record
February 2017
CD review

Homage to Larry Coryell

In Memoriam
The Village Voice
February 2017

String Theory

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Pulp (Ann Arbor)
February 2017

Before & After

Kevin Hays
JazzTimes
February 2017

The Truth of What I Am > The Narcissist

George Burton
The New York City Jazz Record
January 2017
CD review

The Maestro

Tyshawn Sorey
JazzTimes
November 2016

Before and After

Bria Skonberg
JazzTimes
October 2016

Lotus

Mike Moreno
Stereophile
September 2016
CD review

Los Guachos V

Guillermo Klein
Stereophile
September 2016
CD review

Bright Moments with George Coleman

10 great George Coleman sessions
JazzTimes
September 2016

In Movement

Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison
The New York City Jazz Record
August 2016
CD review

Nihil Novi

Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life
Stereophile
August 2016
CD review

Shuffle Along

Blake & Sissle/Ehud Asherie
The New York City Jazz Record
July 2016
Paired CD review

Arts & Sciences

Miles Okazaki
JazzTimes
July/August 2016
Online version

Arts & Sciences

Miles Okazaki
JazzTimes
July/August 2016
PDF version

New York @ Night

Craig Taborn, Michaël Attias
The New York City Jazz Record
Paired concert review – June 2016

Written in the Rocks

Renee Rosnes
Stereophile
June 2016
CD review

Before & After

Joe Locke
JazzTimes
May 2016

Selective Amnesia

Adam Larson
Stereophile
April 2016
CD review

Great on Paper

Kevin Sun/Isaac Wilson/Simón Willson/Robin Baytas
The New York City Jazz Record
March 2016
CD review

Beacons of Light

Jonathan Powell & Nu Sangha
Stereophile
March 2016
CD review

“My Spirit Transcends Gender”

Q&A with Stanley Jordan
JazzTimes
February 2016
(cover story)

Records to Die For

Julian Lage, Weather Report
Stereophile
February 2016

Meltframe

Mary Halvorson
The New York City Jazz Record
February 2016
CD review

What We Loved at Winter Jazzfest 2016

Tim Berne
NPR Music
January 2016
(scroll for my comments on Tim Berne)

Ink

Benoît Delbecq
Stereophile
January 2016
CD review

(Dance to) the Early Music

Nate Wooley
The New York City Jazz Record
December 2015
CD review

Heavy Love

Al Cohn & Jimmy Rowles
Stereophile
December 2015
CD review

Sola

Michael Cain
Stereophile
December 2015
CD review

Aria/Original Vision

Sullivan Fortner & Aidan Carroll
The New York City Jazz Record
November 2015
(paired CD review)

Real Enemies

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
JazzTimes
November 2015
(concert review)

The Tainish Tinge

Jeff “Tain” Watts
JazzTimes
November 2015
(cover story)

The Subliminal and the Sublime

Chris Dingman
Stereophile
November 2015
CD review

Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn

Teaching Jazz History
JazzTimes Edu. Guide 2015/2016
November 2015

Canada Day IV

Harris Eisenstadt
The New York City Jazz Record
September 2015
CD review

De Profundis

Andrew Bishop
Stereophile
September 2015
CD review

On Beauty

Charles Evans
Stereophile
September 2015
CD review

The Epic

Kamasi Washington
The New York City Jazz Record
August 2015
CD review

Hot Town

Ghost Train Orchestra
The New York City Jazz Record
July 2015
CD review

The Thompson Fields

Maria Schneider
The New York City Jazz Record
June 2015
CD review

The Wilsonian Institute (excerpt)

Steve Wilson
JazzTimes
June 2015

The Great Lakes Suite

Wadada Leo Smith
Stereophile
May 2015
CD review

The Signal Maker

Open Loose (Helias/Malaby/Rainey)
The New York City Jazz Record
April 2015
CD review

From the Vine

Fresh Cut Orchestra
Stereophile
April 2015
CD review

Charlie Haden-Jim Hall

Montreal Duets 1990
Stereophile
April 2015

Epicenter

Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth
The New York City Jazz Record
February 2015
CD review

The EarRegulars

Debut CD
The New York City Jazz Record
February 2015
CD review

Records to Die For

Reid Anderson, Dave Kikoski
Stereophile
February 2015

Playing It Straight (excerpt)

Before & After with Ethan Iverson
JazzTimes
February 2015

Perilous Architecture

Daniel Blacksberg Trio
The New York City Jazz Record
January 2015
CD review

Charles Lloyd

Manhattan Stories
Stereophile
January 2015
CD review

The Pension Plight

Justice for Jazz Artists
JazzTimes
January 2015

Treasure Hunt

Billy Childs’ tribute to Laura Nyro
JazzTimes
November 2014

Liberation Blues

Orrin Evans
Stereophile
December 2014

Vipassana

Eric Harland’s Voyager
Stereophile
December 2014

Top Ten Jazz Albums of 2014

The Village Voice
December 2014

Love Story

Clark Terry in “Keep On Keepin’ On”
JazzTimes
December 2014

Before & After (excerpt)

Listening with Nasheet Waits
JazzTimes
November 2014

Gathering Light

Oran Etkin
Stereophile
October 2014

Good Citizen (excerpt)

Kris Davis
JazzTimes
September 2014

 

Nightshades

Matt Bauder’s Day In Pictures
Stereophile
August 2014

The Power of Two

Improvised Round Robin Duets, The Town Hall

JazzTimes
August 2014

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
July 2014

Jazz Country

Amy Cervini
Stereophile
July 2014

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
June 2014

“Klinghoffer” Must Go Forward

But Composer John Adams Is Insufferable
The Village Voice
June 2014

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
May 2014

From Fusion to Filibusters

Profile: Blogger Charles Johnson
JazzTimes
May 2014

Mehliana

Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana
Stereophile
May 2014

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

Jazz Appreciation Month Edition!
The Village Voice
April 2014

A Bed and a Chair

Wynton Marsalis/Stephen Sondheim
The Sondheim Review
Summer 2014(concert review)

The Complete Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions

Clifford Jordan
Stereophile
April 2014

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
March 2014

A Trumpet in the Morning

Marty Ehrlich
Stereophile
March 2014
CD review

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
February 2014

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
January 2014

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
December 2013

The 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2013

The Village Voice
December 2013

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
November 2013

Hydra

Ben Monder
Stereophile
November 2013

Home & Away

Gerald Cleaver
JazzTimes
November 2013

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
October 2013

Mirage

Ellery Eskelin
Stereophile
October 2013

The Chess Player

Jonathan Finlayson
JazzTimes
October 2013

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
September 2013

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
August 2013

Before & After with David Gilmore

JazzTimes
August 2013
(Online Excerpt)

Two Hundred Percent Power

A Chat with Nels Cline & Julian Lage (excerpt)

JazzTimes
August 2013

Four Classic Guitar Duo Albums

Sidebar to “Two Hundred Percent Power” article

JazzTimes
August 2013

Thiefs

Keith Witty/Guillermo E. Brown/Christophe Panzani

Stereophile
August 2013

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
July 2013

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
June 2013

Vision Festival 18

Milford Graves
JazzTimes
June 2013

Sound Studies

Tony Malaby
JazzTimes
June 2013

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
May 2013

American Grace

Eric Hofbauer
Stereophile
May 2013

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

(Jazz Appreciation Month Edition)
The Village Voice
April 2013

Prime Time

Chris Potter
JazzTimes
April 2013

The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

The Village Voice
May 2013

In the Grand Scheme of Things

Michael Blake
Stereophile
March 2013

Records to Die For

David Gilmore, Matt Wilson
Stereophile
February 2013

Remembering Tomorrow

Steve Kuhn
JazzTimes
January/February 2013

Continuous Beat

Rez Abbasi Trio
Stereophile
December 2012

Master of the Mood

Meshell Ndegeocello
JazzTimes
December 2012

The Long Waiting

Kenny Wheeler Big Band
Stereophile
November 2012

2012 Fall Guide

Live Music in Philly
Philadelphia Weekly
September 2012

Kenny G: Good Humor Man

Sidebar to “Crossing Over” article
JazzTimes
September 2012

Crossing Over: Is Smooth Jazz Dead?

JazzTimes
September 2012

Santiarican Blues Suite

Aruán Ortiz
Stereophile
August 2012

“Family Guy”

John Pizzarelli
JazzTimes
July/August 2012

To Revive a Jazz City, Philadelphia Musician Stages a Festival

Center City Jazz Festival
A Blog Supreme
May 2012

2 By 2

Anthony Braxton/Buell Neidlinger Duo
Stereophile
May 2012

Paul Motian

Complete Remastered Recordings on Soul Note
Stereophile
April 2012

“I Love It All”

Eddie Gomez
JazzTimes
April 2012

Citizen Caine

Pianist Uri Caine
JazzTimes
February 2012

Records to Die For

Ghost Train Orchestra,

Ralph Peterson

Stereophile
February 2012

NEA Jazz Masters 2012

Concert at Rose Hall
JazzTimes
January 2012

Trombonist launches Philly jazz fest

Center City Jazz Festival
JJA News
January 2012

Sonny Rollins, Road Shows Vol. 2

CD Review
Stereophile
December 2011

The Songbook Keeper

Michael Feinstein
JazzTimes
December 2011

Understanding Nicholas Payton

JazzTimes
October 2011

Ben Allison, Action-Refraction

CD Review
Stereophile
August 2011

Alone, At Last

Craig Taborn
JazzTimes
July/August 2011

Big Love

Donny McCaslin
JazzTimes
June 2011

String Kings

“Guitar Heroes” exhibit, Metropolitan Mus. of Art

JazzTimes

May 2011

The Next Generation

Three emerging jazz leaders

offer inspiration

City Arts
May 2011

“A Little House”

Angelica Sanchez CD review
Stereophile
May 2011

A Resolution Realized

Kermit Driscoll
JazzTimes
April 2011

Be Ever Out

Henry Threadgill
JazzTimes
March 2011
Cover story

A Different Tune

Tom Moon
The Philadelphia Inquirer
23-Jan 2011

“All That Jazz”

Theo Croker in Shanghai
Fairmont magazine
Spring-Summer 2011

Standout of Local Jazz Greats

Trudy Pitts
The Philadelphia Inquirer
22-Dec 2010

The Awakening

Fred Hersch
JazzTimes
September 2010

“Domador de Huellas”

Guillermo Klein
Time Out New York
12-Aug 2010

After the Storm

David S. Ware
JazzTimes
June 2010

“Oblivia”/”To Fly To Steal”

Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier
Stereophile
June 2010

Welcome to the Machine

Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion
JazzTimes
April 2010
Cover story

Amir ElSaffar & Hafez Modirzadeh’s Radif Suite

Time Out New York
15-Apr 2010

An Approaching Ship

Bill Dixon
La Tempestad (Mexico)
March 2010

Un Buque Que Se Acerca

Bill Dixon
La Tempestad (Mexico)
March 2010

Song of Himself

Matthew Shipp
JazzTimes
February 2010

Inzinzac Needs Your Money

Philly trio Inzinzac
Philadelphia Weekly
20-Jan 2010

A Conversation with Tim Berne and Matt Mitchell

Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell
Philadelphia Music Project
23-Nov 2009

Linda Oh: Divine Simplicity

Linda Oh
JazzTimes
November 2009

Jazz bassist does more than just make music

Christian McBride
The Philadelphia Inquirer
15-Oct 2009

The Commitments

Fat Cat Big Band
JazzTimes
October 2009

Sax Appeal

Sonny Rollins
The Philadelphia Inquirer
22-Sep 2009
Front-page feature, Magazine

Sun Ra redux

The Philadelphia Inquirer
5-May 2009
Front-page feature, Magazine

The Normblog profile

David R. Adler Q&A profile
Normblog
24-Apr 2009

Lifting Off

FLY (Mark Turner/Larry Grenadier/Jeff Ballard)

Time Out New York
9-Apr 2009
Lead music feature

Back to Basics

Tar Baby
JazzTimes
April 2009

The Bad Plus

Philadelphia Weekly
24-Mar 2009

Joshua Redman’s Compass

Time Out New York
8-Jan 2009

Keith Jarrett Solo at Carnegie Hall

JazzTimes
29-Jan 2009
Online review

Jazz Horizons: A Diverse Lineage in Context

PMP 2009 season
Philadelphia Music Project Mag
December 2008

Free Jazz Latin

Drummer Francisco Mela
JazzTimes
December 2008

Enrico Pieranunzi at Birdland

JazzTimes
4-Nov 2008
Online review

Blowing their own horn

Sci Fi Philly concert series
The Philadelphia Inquirer
30-Nov 2008
Front-page feature, Arts & Entertainment

Post-Pop

Rebecca Martin
JazzTimes
November 2008

Not a Jazz Musician?

Anthony Braxton
Philadelphia Weekly
5-Oct 2008

Creative Music Studio Celebration

Concert at Symphony Space, NY
JazzTimes
30-Oct 2008
Online review

Doubled Up

Mike Reed
JazzTimes
October 2008

Earn Your Keep: Jazz and the Lost Art of Apprenticeship

Jazz education
JazzTimes
October 2008
Annual education supplement

Cutting uncommon paths

Keith Jarrett at Kimmel Center
The Philadelphia Inquirer
22-Sep 2008
Kimmel Center concert

Three bassists thrill the crowd

S.M.V.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
21-Aug 2008
Keswick Theatre review

Forever Is Here

Return to Forever and the legacy of jazz fusion
The Philadelphia Inquirer
3-Aug 2008
Front-page feature, Arts & Entertainment

Filtered Jazz

Guillermo Klein
JazzTimes
August 2008
JVC Jazz Festival supplement

Yohimbe Brothers play North Star Bar

Yohimbe Brothers (Vernon Reid/DJ Logic)
The Philadelphia Inquirer4-Aug 2008

Sonic Liberation Front at World Café Live

The Philadelphia Inquirer
29-Jul 2008

Echoes of the City

Matt Davis and Aerial Photograph
Philadelphia Weekly
23-Jul 2008
Cover story

Herbie Hancock at JVC-New York

Herbie Hancock at Carnegie Hall
JazzTimes
3-Jul 2008
Online review

Playing Changes for Change

Jazz and politics
JazzTimes
July/August 2008
Guest column

Willy-nilly in Philly

Jazz and travel in Philadelphia
Jazziz
July/August 2008

Philly singer bridges jazz and Latin sounds

Venissa Santí at Chris’s Jazz Café
The Philadelphia Inquirer
23-Jun 2008

Sacred Fusion: Jewish and Muslim Melodies Mingle Easily at Moroccan Music Festival

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music
Forward
26-Jun 2008

Pedicin’s sax had them from the start

Michael Pedicin at Chris’s Jazz Café
The Philadelphia Inquirer
12-May 2008

Startling takes on Mayfield

William Parker at Painted Bride
The Philadelphia Inquirer
5-May 2008

After din, Polish trio blossoms at Chris’

Marcin Wasilewski Trio
The Philadelphia Inquirer
24-May 2008

Double duty from a Lovano quintet

Joe Lovano’s US Five
The Philadelphia Inquirer
5-Apr 2008

Pops maestro plays jazz in flashy style at Kimmel

Peter Nero
The Philadelphia Inquirer
12-Apr 2008

Blanchard hits political note

Terence Blanchard at Kimmel Center
The Philadelphia Inquirer
21-Apr 2008

The Beats Go On

Philadelphia jazz scene
Philadelphia Weekly
9-Apr 2008
Cover story

The Music Man

Saxophonist Elliott Levin
The Philadelphia Inquirer
16-Apr 2008
Front-page feature, Magazine

Zorn’s unorthodox sounds

John Zorn, Ars Nova Workshop
The Philadelphia Inquirer
4-Mar 2008

The art and song of Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves at Annenberg Center, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer
17-Mar 2008

Auktyon creates own style aura

Auktyon at World Café Live
The Philadelphia Inquirer
24-Mar 2008

Shorter long on jazz variety

Wayne Shorter Quartet at the Kimmel Center

The Philadelphia Inquirer
31-Mar 2008

Down to The Wire: Nutter brings B-more to Philly for series finale

The Wire screening at City Hall Philadelphia

Philadelphia Weekly
5-Mar 2008
Online feature pics by David R. Adler

Jazzman up close

Pianist Danilo Perez

The Philadelphia Inquirer23-Mar 2008

Front-page feature, Arts & Entertainment

Pat Metheny’s Day Trip

JazzTimes
March 2008
Lead CD review

An invocation of Mingus

Mingus Big Band at Kimmel Center
The Philadelphia Inquirer
25-Feb 2008

War of the Worlds

Salman Rushdie in Philly
Philadelphia Weekly
27-Feb 2008

Berne Unit

Tim Berne’s Bloodcount reunited
Philadelphia Weekly
6-Feb 2008

Bill Frisell a genius of guitar

Bill Frisell at Rutgers-Camden, NJ
The Philadelphia Inquirer
28-Jan 2008

Standard Bearers

Keith Jarrett Standards Trio
JazzTimes
January/February 2008
Cover story

Coltrane’s influence wears well on Fortune

Sonny Fortune at Chris’s Jazz Cafe
The Philadelphia Inquirer
17-Dec 2007

Old-school drummer shares laughs post-bebop classics

Mickey Roker at Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus
The Philadelphia Inquirer
31-Dec 2007

Improvisation: Charting the Unknown

Improvisation across cultures and disciplines
Philadelphia Music Project
December 2007

Critical Improv Intensive

Improvisation, Community and Social Practice
New MusicBox
19-Dec 2007

Lively double bill of old and new

The Blind Boys of Alabama/Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Philadelphia Inquirer
11-Dec 2007

Sex Mob tops bill at Johnny Brenda’s

The Philadelphia Inquirer
8-Dec 2007

Chris Potter’s Follow the Red Line/Song for Anyone

JazzTimes
November 2007
Lead CD review

Hometown Homeboys

Happy Apple
JazzTimes
November 2007

Tigran Hamasyan Trio

Live in Paris
JazzTimes
24-Nov 2007
Online review

Tiger Okoshi takes on two heritages jazz and Japan in song and trumpet

Tiger Okoshi at Kimmel Center
The Philadelphia Inquirer
19-Nov 2007

Fred Hersch Trio +2 keeps core creativity

Fred Hersch at Painted Bride
The Philadelphia Inquirer
12-Nov 2007

Jazzing Iraq

American Voices cultural exchange program, Erbil
JazzTimes
October 2007
Guest column

Major Dapp

Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory
Philadelphia Weekly
3-Oct 2007

Charles Lloyd trio: Jazz with sax

Charles Lloyd in Montgomery County, PA
The Philadelphia Inquirer
29-Oct 2007

Sax man Kidd Jordan at Art Alliance

The Philadelphia Inquirer
16-Oct 2007

Clarifying why Trane matters

Ben Ratliff’s book Coltrane: The Story of a Sound
The Philadelphia Inquirer
10-Oct 2007

John McLaughlin fills the Keswick

The Philadelphia Inquirer
2-Oct 2007

Odean Pope carries jazz legacy gracefully

The Philadelphia Inquirer
23-Sep 2007
Front-page feature, Arts & Entertainment

Aesop Rock’s funky fables

The Philadelphia Inquirer
10-Sep 2007

Electric Gypsy

Biréli Lagrène
Global Rhythm
August/September 2007

Bluegrass and beyond from Krauss and Union Station

Alison Krauss at Mann Center
The Philadelphia Inquirer
16-Aug 2007

Bobby Zankel’s Warriors of the Wonderful Sound at Tritone

The Philadelphia Inquirer
4-Aug 2007

Another Shankar, another pop star

Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale
The Philadelphia Inquirer
30-Aug 2007

A Jazz Homecoming

Orrin Evans at Reuben’s Marc
The Philadelphia Inquirer
25-Jul 2007
Front-page feature, Magazine

Abstract sounds, lots of rhythm

Bowerbird series review
The Philadelphia Inquirer
16-Jul 2007

Vision Festival 2007

JazzTimes
19-Jun 2007
Online review

Back to the Basement

Howard Fishman’s Basement Tapes project
Philadelphia Weekly
20-Jun 2007

Jazz with piano and banjo?

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck at Keswick Theatre
The Philadelphia Inquirer
18-Jun 2007

Standards and more: McGarry delights

Kate McGarry at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Inquirer
11-Jun 2007

True Mathematics

Anthony Braxton
JazzTimes
May 2007

Sounds Unheard Of

Electro-Music Festival 2007
The Philadelphia Inquirer
31-May 2007
Front-page feature Magazine

David Torn’s jazz ever stranger and stronger

David Torn’s Prezens at The Clef Club
The Philadelphia Inquirer
21-May 2007

Balkan music has N.Y. band’s fans dancing

Slavic Soul Party!
The Philadelphia Inquirer
11-May 2007

Exceptional Clarity of Jazz Duo

Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau
The Philadelphia Inquirer
1-Apr 2007

Zanzibar Blue’s final show a sellout

Melissa Walker/Christian McBrideThe Philadelphia Inquirer30-Apr 2007

Music that refuses to be balkanized

Balkan Beat Box
The Philadelphia Inquirer
24-Apr 2007

World Café Live hosts party for 3 Ropeadope artists

The Philadelphia Inquirer
19-Apr 2007

Brain Waves: A Guitar Legend Makes a Tremendous Comeback

Pat Martino
Philadelphia Weekly
14-Mar 2007

Hard to Classify But Easy on the Ears

Tin Hat at World Café Live
The Philadelphia Inquirer
28-Jan 2007

Still Life With Commentator

Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd
JazzTimes
7-Dec 2006
Online review

Jesse Larner’s Forgive Us Our Spins: Michael Moore and the Future of the Left

Michael Moore
Democratiya
Winter 2006
Democratiya 7

A Different Drummer Brings It All Back Home

Ari Hoenig Trio in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Inquirer
29-Dec 2006

Taking It to the Streets: Artist-Developed Outreach Education Programs

Jazz education
JazzTimes
October 2006
Annual education supplement

Marilyn Crispell Quartet at Miller Theatre

JazzTimes
21-Oct 2006
Online review

Ralph Towner Solo at JVC

JazzTimes
21-Jun 2006
Online review

Rough Crossings

Jason Moran at Symphony Space
JazzTimes
2-Jun 2006
Online review

Writer’s Choice: Orhan Pamuk’s Snow

Guest column
Normblog
May 2006
Previous guest contributors include Christopher Hitchens, Michael Walzer

The Trial of Tarik Shah

JazzTimes
May 2006
Guest column

Tarik Shah column: a response

Lerterland
27-Apr 2006

Once More, Jazz with Feeling

Andrew Hill
JazzTimes
April 2006

The Potter Principle

Chris Potter
JazzTimes
March 2006

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet

Wadada Leo Smith in Philadelphia
JazzTimes
3-Dec 2005
Online review

Letters exchange re Gilad Atzmon

JazzTimes
December 2005

Excavating Ben

Guitarist Ben Monder
December 2005

Assessing Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon
JazzTimes
October 2005
Guest column

Keith Jarrett Solo at Carnegie Hall

JazzTimes
26-Sep 2005
Online review

Going Deep

Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel
JazzTimes
August 2005

Blind Side: The Competing Myths of Assata Shakur

The New Republic Online
23-Aug 2005

Tenth Annual Vision Festival

Vision Festival 2005
JazzTimes
June 2005
Online review

Wayne Shorter Quartet/Dave Holland Quintet at Carnegie Hall

JVC Jazz Festival, New York
JazzTimes
19-Jun 2005
Online review

The Advancing Guitarist

Pat Metheny
JazzTimes
March 2005
Cover story

Jazz Beat: The Bad Plus and the State of Jazz

The New Republic Online
14-Feb 2005

Sample Sale: Will the Courts Change Hip-Hop?

Sampling, hip-hop and jazz
The New Republic Online
7-Oct 2004

Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Grand Opening

JazzTimes
20-Oct 2004
Online review

The Good Book

Jazz education
Jazz Times
October 2004
Annual education supplement

Downbeat: Dead Prez’s Repellent Political Rap

The New Republic Online
9-Sep 2004

Downbeat: Dead Prez’s Repellent Political Rap

The New Republic Online
9-Sep 2004

Out of the Ashes

John Abercrombie
JazzTimes
July/August 2004

Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd’s Jazz Samba — The Real Story

Drummer Buddy Deppenschmidt tells his tale
JazzTimes
Jun-04 2004
Cover story

Have You Met Mr. Jones?

Hank Jones
JazzTimes
February 2004

Jennifer Good and David Adler

Wedding feature
New York Times
15-Feb 2004
Vows column wedding of the week

A 70’s Castoff Returns to the Bandstand

The resurgence of the Fender Rhodes
The New York Times
22-Jul 2001
Sunday Arts & Leisure feature

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