Category Archives: Improvisation

COOL CATS

I don’t know when the word cats came to apply to jazz musicians. I’m not even sure it’s still in use. Current terminology or not, last week I spent several hours with two of the coolest cats around—Jimmy Cobb and … Continue reading

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Jazz, Writing and Creativity

For the past three years I have spent a week in January immersed in the complexity of jazz twelve hours a day for six days. The unlikely venue for this opportunity is “The Jazz Cruise,” an operation now in its … Continue reading

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