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Since every other jazz blog is abuzz with the recent news of the Jazz Times return from the dead, I figure now is a good time for me to make a confession:

I have never read Jazz Times.

Yes, I’ve managed to become a decent jazz trombonist and a devoted and somewhat knowledgeable jazz fan willing to borrow tens of thousands of dollars to learn how to study its history, all without picking up the lauded magazine that is the paragon of jazz journalism.  This wasn’t on purpose — I just never had the occasion to check it out with the wealth of information available to me through the internet, my friends and fellow musicians.

Why does that matter?  Because, as the video in my last post explains: the Times, they are a-changin’ … Read the rest of this entry »

It’s been over two weeks since my last post.  As the time has ticked by, I have remained aware of my non-posting but unable to muster the energy to do anything about it, mostly because moving into my new apartment has been completely exhausting.  I have managed to keep up with my internet jazz reading, though, and have seen some interesting discussions emerge.  I know that two weeks is like years and years in internet time, but now that I’m back in the saddle I’d like to help you understand where I sit in these recent conversations.

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