Deadlines have prevented me from commenting on the commenting sparked by last week’s Chamber Music America post, which has been extremely instructive to me. Thanks to everyone who has waded into this discussion -- and please, keep it going, if you have more to say.
I hope to add a few more thoughts soon, but in the meantime it feels appropriate to pay my sincere respects to composer George Russell, who died on Monday night. His example puts this subject in perspective: it’s hard to imagine another jazz musician who sustained a longer or more productive relationship with the academy. We’ll see tributes across the jazz blogosphere; I’ll update this post accordingly.
- The Secret Society
- NPR's A Blog Supreme
- The Echoes Blog
- Lament for a Straight Line