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 li…
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…
Along the way, Thomas Edison may have played a key role in disseminating the innovations of black music—although that was the exact opposite of what he…
During the course of June, I recommended 21 new or recent albums (all styles, all genres). Below are mini-reviews of each one. This is a special featur…
Imagine if music had life-changing properties—but the very texts that tell about it were never assigned in music classes. Those were the books I wanted…
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