Monthly Archives: October 2011

Notes from a learned foodie

Here’s an exceptional book for your reading pleasure & enlightenment: “High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America” by Jessica B. Harris. Jessica is a noted gourmand/foodie who in this volume takes a culinary route from Africa … Continue reading

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A conversation with Kent Jordan in New Orleans

One growing sector of the burgeoning jazz education field is the number of jazz camps across the globe. A few weeks back we ran our conversation with Jackie Harris, founder & CEO of the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp. … Continue reading

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#3: The poetry of Walter Bishop Jr.

The late pianist and certified bopologist Walter Bishop Jr. was also an exceptional poet. This is the third in our series of Walter Bishop Jr.’s poetic reflections, courtesy of the ever-gracious Valerie Bishop. FROM WALTER TO WALTER (From Walter Bishop … Continue reading

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Part 7: What musicians expect from music critics & journalists

This is Pt. 7 in our series of dialogues with musicians where we pose the following burning question: When you read music journalism and criticism, what qualities are you looking for in the writer and the writing? This week’s correspondents: … Continue reading

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Walter Bishop, Jr. on fellow bopologist Al Haig

I Remember Al Haig, “The White Knight” By Walter Bishop Jr. Part 1: Inspiration The first time I saw Al Haig was at the Three Deuces on 52nd Street. The year: 1948-49 – somewhere in there. I had just recently … Continue reading

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