Here Be Monsters

Ethan Iverson

Billy Hart Quartet

Costumes are Mandatory

Tootie's Tempo and Philadelphia Beat (Tootie Heath

The Bad Plus plays The Rite of Spring

The Bad Plus plays Science Fiction

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (includes transcription of "Dirty Blonde")


Django Bates

Tim Berne (Part 1) / (Part 2)

George Cables

Ron Carter

Bob Cranshaw

Stanley Crouch

Benoït Delbecq

Robert Dennis

Gerald Early

Jed Eisenman

Ellery Eskelin (by Jacob Wunsch)

Charlie Haden

Marc-André Hamelin

Billy Hart

Albert "Tootie" Heath

Fred Hersch

Keith Jarrett

Masabumi Kikuchi

Bill Kirchner

Guillermo Klein (by Reid Anderson)

Oliver Lake (by Alex Lewis and Jake Nussbaum)

Steve Little

Wynton Marsalis (in two parts and with five side posts)

Jason Moran

Jackie McLean (by Steve Lehman)

Jim McNeely

Nicholas Payton

Mickey Roker

Gunther Schuller part one (The history of Third Stream, see also the George Schuller commentary) -- Part two (Listening to "Contours")

Terry Teachout (part of the Teachout Duplex)

Henry Threadgill (in three parts and with sidebar analysis)

George Walker (with two side posts including a guest post by Mark Stryker)

Cedar Walton (now part of For Cedar Walton, which includes interviews with David Williams and David Hazeltine)

A Sociological Development Demonstrated Through Music

The Drum Thing, or, A Brief History of Whiplash

For Charlie Haden: Liberation Chorus (41 other musicians offer memorial respects), Silence (anthology of DTM writing about Charlie)

Reverential Gesture (about Duke Ellington, part the Teachout Duplex)

Cedar's Blues (part of For Cedar Walton)

The Folk Element is Intact (Four Mulgrew Miller Solos)

Variants On a Theme of Thelonious Monk (including guest post by Eric Lewis)

Hampton Hawes and the Low Blues

The Paradox of Continuity (Paul Motian)

Bud Powell Anthology

'73-'90 Redux

Ornette 1: Forms and Sounds

Ornette 2: This is Our Mystic

Magic Numbers 1: Hank Jones with Ron Carter and Tony Williams

Magic Numbers 2: Ron and Tony with other trios

Lester Young Centennial

In Search of James P. Johnson

All in the Mix (Lennie Tristano)

On Mal Waldron

On the AACM

Oscar Peterson and Miles Davis

Bill McHenry

(Don't) Blame it on the Piano

The Sandke Affair: Part 1: Can White Cats Play Jazz? -- Part 2: Break Out the Books -- Part 3: Randall Sandke Guest Post (includes a bonus track from Sandke's editor, Evan Spring) -- Part 4: Extensions (Africa, the Blues, Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Hampton Hawes, Paul Bley, Lowell Davidson, Warne Marsh, Burton Greene)

State Street Special

Sam Rivers, Alexis Weissenberg, Village Voice, Larance Marable, Marvin Hamlisch, Von Freeman, Knobby Totah, Ted Curson, Elliott Carter, Pete La Roca, Dave Brubeck (obits from 2012)

Abbey Lincoln, James Moody, Milton Babbitt, George Shearing, Joe Morello, Ray Bryant, Frank Foster (obits from 2010/2011)

State Street Special

The Page Has No Sound

A Fine Centennial (Irving Fine)

The Triumph of Time (Harrison Birtwistle)

That's Where It's At (Ralph Shapey and Stanley Turrentine)

Three Worthy Works by Morton Gould

The Gate is Open (on Charles Rosen, with Matthew Guerrieri)

Mixed Meter Mysterium (Stravinsky)

Peter Lieberson on Record

Warsaw Rhapsody (Chopin)

Hamburg Concerto (Brahms)

The Secrets of LM 113

Six Degrees of Hall Overton

Touring Noise

Program Notes to Fine, Gideon, and Talma

When the Angel Opened the Door

Come Out Of the Darkness Into the Light of Day (Eric Ambler)

The Crimes of the Century

I Was Looking For Charles Willeford

Ah, Treachery! (Ross Thomas)

A Storyteller Who Got the Details Right (Donald E. Westlake)

May I Say That You Bear Out a Deeply Held Conviction of Mine as to the Repetitive Contacts of Certain Individual Souls in the Earthly Lives of Other Individual Souls (Anthony Powell)

Lawrence Block blindfold test (and take the test yourself)

Allan Guthrie on Noir

Guest posts

Three For Wheeler (by Darcy James Argue and Ingrid Jensen)

Adventures in Big Band Musicology (by Jeff Sultanof)

For Your Ears Only: Ranking the James Bond Songs (by Dan Schmidt)

Stones (by Kevin Whitehead and Irving Stone)

Misunderstanding in Blue (by Darcy James Argue)

Study Up on Albert Murray (by Paul Devlin)

Doubt Has a Melody of Its Own (by Josh Sinton)

Stompin' at Minton's (by Miles Okazaki)

György Ligeti interviewed by Benoît Delbecq

Gordon Beck (by Colm "Red" Sullivan)

Clarence Clemons (by Branford Marsalis)

The Emotional Rhythm of Sophia Rosoff (by Sarah Deming)

Best Toilets of 2010 (by John Hollenbeck)

Cracks in the wall that separates us: How to sell your music in the age of the internet (by Pim van Tol)

Digests of old DTM

Guest posts by Aaron Diehl, John Hollenbeck, and Mark Stryker (including our dialogue on Charles McPherson)

Controversies:  Woody Allen, David Byrne, Herbie + Wayne

SF Televideo celebrations:  Buffy, Doctor Who, X-Files, Hitchhiker's Guide

Obits:   Freddie Hubbard, Max Roach, Alice Coltrane, Esbjörn Svensson, Ronnie Mathews, Michael Brecker, Dewey Redman

DB reviews:  Cy Walter, Bernard Peiffer, Kyle Gann

TBP Equations

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