Sunday, February 28, 2010

Around the blogs...

Phil Freeman writes a lengthy profile of pianist Matthew Shipp (via David Adler.)
(Freeman) "Actually watching him play is fascinating. He hunches and sways, delivering hand-over-hand swipes at the keyboard and striking powerful low notes from the far left side; sometimes his mouth drops open and he pants with great force."
Matt Lavelle posts about some of the great jazz trumpeters:
(Lavelle) "Playing trumpet seems to somehow push all of us a little closer to the edge. It's living your life a little louder than everybody else, and reminding the world you exist every time you play."

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