Vertical Realities: Book excerpt

Here’s a chapter from Occasional Jazz Conjectures (durable goods)—a meditation on the heroic impulse, artistic risk and the what-if/why-not of a connection between Coleman Hawkins and Barnett Newman.   Read it

Occasional Jazz Conjectures is an exploration of jazz’s edges and center — idiosyncratic reflections on the intersections of arts and culture; scenic detours connecting the dots between jazz and a broader landscape of mid-century politics and modernism, social history, visual culture, popular entertainment, and the avant-garde.

You can order the complete book (in either book-form or for those gizmos all the kids are crazy about) here