Monthly Archives: April 2012

Blue Whale Feature @ NPR Music

In Los Angeles, An Immigrant’s Dream Becomes a Jazz Hub By Alex W. Rodriguez for A Blog Supreme/NPR Jazz This piece is a part of the Jazz Journalists Association’s Jazz Day Blogathon, celebrating jazz in local communities in honor of “Jazz … Continue reading

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Badbadnotgood: Leave Jazz Alone

This morning, I finally caught up with the jazz internet hoopla surrounding the Toronto-based trio Badbadnotgood (BBNG). I will not link to any of their music here, because they have received plenty of attention already. I will, however, link to … Continue reading

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I survived the EMP Pop Conference

Wow, that was a crazy month! And another begins, as I return to campus for spring quarter here at UCLA. This quarter system is a real trip . . . between the 10-week courses and the lack of seasons here … Continue reading

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