Category Archives: Links

Jessica Jones/Hitomi Oba Review @ LA Weekly

Jessica Jones, Hitomi Oba — Blue Whale — 7/24/12 By Alex W. Rodriguez for LA Weekly West Coast Sound This was is my first piece for LA Weekly — and what a great set to review! Jones and Oba, her … Continue reading

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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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Preview: “Deconstructing the Hang” @ EMP Pop Conference

I’m taking a quick break from my finals week bonanza (this quarter system really takes some getting used to) with a link for those of you who might be curious to take a look at what I’ll be presenting next … Continue reading

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Writing Jazz, Playing Jazz: Origins of “The Critic”

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I have been spending much of my limited internet free time on my road trip (hello, Arizona! Almost there …) reading the many impassioned responses to Roanna Forman’s question, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Jazz Journalism, 2009-2011

On Monday, I submitted my last column to the Star-Ledger, and with my professional writing career on hold for now, I’m in a bit of a reflective mood. Looking back at my earlier posts, I am reminded of the fun … Continue reading

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Preview: Roy Haynes at the Litchfield Jazz Festival

Roy Haynes Performs at the Litchfield Jazz Fest By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Hartford Advocate Adding a notch to my freelancing belt with this one — thanks to Bill Carbone for the connection, and the opportunity to talk to … Continue reading

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Still Alive and Writing!

It’s been another one of those blog dry-spells the past few months, what with the winding down of my life on the East Coast, gearing up for Los Angeles, and, you know, actually writing for a living every once in … Continue reading

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New Jersey Jazz This Week: April 19

Stein Brothers Quintet at the Priory (and more) Lots of great jazz happening in New Jersey this week: Stein Brothers at the Priory, Christian McBride at Cecil’s, Nancy Wilson at BergenPAC, and The Bad Plus w/ Joshua Redman at the … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different …

When I started writing this blog almost two years ago, I didn’t really know what would come of it. I thought that jazz would play a central role, but didn’t know what else might grace the electronic pages of this … Continue reading

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