I'll go with the Ph. D. in astrophysics over the dude who may have been a plagiarist. Okay, he probably wrote those plays, but still...
- Last week at All About Jazz Frederick Bernas interviewed Christian Scott. Also interviewed at AAJ recently: Luis Bonilla and Robin DG Kelley.
- Peter Hum discovered a surprising entry in the Urban Dictionary earlier this month. He also pointed out some video from a Dave Holland master class.
- New Yorker classical critic and author of The Rest Is Noise Alex Ross has written a new book, Listen to This. Here's the table of contents. The book drops in September.
- Ethan Iverson on Wayne Shorter. If Do the Math is not on your RSS reader already, now you have no excuse.
- At Destination: Out this month: Max Roach + Archie Shepp = solid gold.
- Darcy James Argue is giving an in-depth analysis of some of his compositions on his blog. First up: Zeno, Parts 1 and 2, with more to come. I love it when artists nerd out on their blogs and Twitter feeds. Thanks Darcy.
Here is a live recording of the Secret Society playing Zeno at Le Poisson Rouge back in 2008: