29 April 2010

Must Read

Today brings a thoughtful takedown of Eric Lewis by Peter Hum. Lewis was recently interviewed on CNN in a very favorable light (which I linked in my Polar Bear review on Tuesday), with a CNN reporter lobbing numerous softballs his way. The worst of the bunch had to be "What do jazz purists think of your music?" Such a question implies that only a purist could dislike Lewis' music, which he brands rockjazz. Hum, of course, is far from a purist, and his post is best read in full, so go read it.

Extra credit: Nate Chinen recommends Ben Ratliff's review of a 2009 Eric Lewis performance.

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