Monthly Archives: September 2009

Please Don’t Call Me A Jazz Nerd

My thoughts on the recent discussion about jazz being caricatured as the domain of loser-dorks Continue reading

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Slowly Taking Over the Internet

As mentioned previously, I have been asked to join in with Patrick Jarenwattananon at NPR’s A Blog Supreme (and some other fine young jazz aficionados) to suggest five new jazz albums to check out.  The choices are geared toward new … Continue reading

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Is Jazz Finally Over Ken Burns?

Is the jazz discourse climbing out from under the monolithic influence of Ken Burns’s “Jazz”? Continue reading

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Poblogamy at OneWorkingMusician

Since starting Lubricity, I have had the pleasure of reading and interacting with a number of other jazz musicians and enthusiasts.  Among the first was Seattle-based trumpet player/entrepreneur Jason Parker (left), whose blog OneWorkingMusician sheds a light on the nuts … Continue reading

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Jazz Now at A Blog Supreme

I’m participating in Patrick Jarenwattanananon’s “Jazz Now” series at A Blog Supreme Continue reading

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Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet @ Jazz Gallery

Review of Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet at the Jazz Gallery on September 12, 2009 Continue reading

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Live Jazz — From the Sidelines

Experiencing a jazz show as a member of the audience — not as a trombonist — is a new challenge. Continue reading

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New Header!

When I started this blog, I chose the title Lubricity for a variety of reasons.  Most important among those was that I felt that it aptly described the ever-shifting state of the music today.  Well, jazz isn’t the only thing … Continue reading

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Big T and the Water Glass

I didn’t realize how much of a reaction I would get to my last post, but I haven’t found anything inspiring to follow it up.  I’m happy to see the negativity of the Teachout debate begin to fade, and to … Continue reading

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