(Halvorson on Wyatt) It was one of those rare moments when you are so completely bowled over by a piece of music that you don’t know what to think. I wasn’t even sure I liked it; I was just completely freaked out. The music was so beautiful, so strange, incredibly dark, and entirely unlike anything I’d heard. That’s what I love about Wyatt’s music. He’s not weird for the sake of being weird. The music is purely his own.The new edition of the webzine Point of Departure is available, with a number of new articles and reviews.
Congratulations to Jason Moran for being awarded a well-deserved MacArthur fellowship:
(MacArthur Announcement) Through reinterpretation of jazz standards and new compositions of his own, Moran is expanding the boundaries of jazz expression and playing a dynamic role in its evolution in the twenty-first century.