Here's the latest in my essays on Visionaries of Sound—music innovators who are more than entertainers or artists, but rather change agents in human life. In this installment, I celebrate Layne Redmond (1952-2013)—drummer, scholar, teacher, and visionary
A new way of appreciating music arose around 1760, but don't expect to learn about it in music appreciation courses
As a bonus for paid subscribers, I share my 100 favorite movie soundtracks
Raymond Scott should have been as famous as Dolby or Moog or even Stockhausen; instead he's unfairly pigeonholed as accompanist to Bugs Bunny and Porky…
I offer some skeptical views based on my own (often painful) experiences with rebranding.
Here’s an assortment of links, images, videos and various amusements. I’ll be back soon with more longform music writing. The Honest Broker is a reader…
At 15, Austin Peralta was recording with Ron Carter; at 22 he was dead—leaving behind almost no trace of his greatness. I look back on my dealings with…
None of my neighbors subscribe to my Substack newsletter, as far as I can tell. That’s fine with me. I don’t talk much about my vocation around here. W…
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