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Marshall Baron

I want to bring your attention to someone I knew some 35 years ago – Marshall Baron. I never forgot Marshall: thanks to his sister Merle, she has done a terrific service to the world by bringing Marshall’s work to a wider audience via the web. Moreover, for us who were so privileged to have…

Jazz and NOLA artistry

Check out the terrific artistry of Paul Rogers (no, not the PR from a rather successful 70s beat combo). Paul’s work reminds me a great deal of Rockwell Kent‘s work – now that is high praise indeed. Paul’s jazz drawings is a world away from the schlock that typically populates Jackson Square. Though I like…

A new direction

This post marks the winding down of this website as primarily interested in matters philosophical and matters CogsSci – the new emphasis will be toward music. Of course one can never escape philosophical contemplation, but perhaps the impulse can be kept at bay. Three quotes from Thoreau seem to capture this turn: When I hear music, I…

Review of “Pops”

Here’s a review from the very excellent Journal of Jazz Studies. Along with Teachout’s “Pops” I can also highly recommend Ricky Riccardi’s What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years since together one gets a fuller and more rounded picture of America’s greatest art form and greatest artist. Both Teachout and Riccardi are masterful…

A Disposition of Delight

My chum and the new president of the Michael Oakeshott Association, Elizabeth Corey, has just had this article published in First Things. Since this article is by subscription, I will only post a couple of extracts that caught my eye. Elizabeth is an excellent scholar whose chapter entitled “The Religious Sensibility of Michael Oakeshott” will be…