Apr 23, 2013

Colin Stetson

How could I have not been hip to this guy until now? Bass sax, as no one else plays it:







Wikipedia entry here.

Colin Stetson's website here.

More videos on Youtube.

Apr 14, 2013

Lewis Porter Articles

On Do the Math, Ethen Iverson's very cool blog, I ran across a link to a group of articles by jazz scholar Lewis Porter. Did you ever wonder what the original bridge to "Impressions" actually is? Did you know the source for the melody to "Big Nick"? Read the most recent article.

They are all interesting: a 1906 recording of flute music from the Congo that really does sound like American blues licks, a survey of slap-tonguing, origins of the word "jazz," and more. Check them out!