Saturday, April 21, 2007
I'M A PUNDIT NOW, I GUESS
Some reporter from the Boston Globe called me a few weeks ago, at my office, wanting to know my thoughts on Charles Gayle and the economics of small indie jazz labels, presumably because I wrote a book about free jazz a long time ago. So we talked, and then I kinda forgot all about it - until I swung by Mwanji's blog and spotted a link to the finished piece. I didn't love the Gayle album that gives the piece its hook as much as the writer did; I was kinda dismissive of it in The Wire, in fact. But the piece provides a platform for Gayle and Jan Ström, and that's an unalloyed positive. So go read it.