Michael J. West is a writer, editor, and dilettante jazz critic in Washington, D.C. In addition to BlogCritics, he writes for JazzTimes, Washington City Paper, and AllAboutJazz.com. He occasionally writes at Pop Musicology, too. He's very cute. His mother told him so. And he is not at all related to Adam West, Michael J. Fox, or any of the other similar-and-famous names that you might bring up because you're so original!
My evening with the jazz stars.
Bear with me. My ultimate point requires me to relate three stories...
Last week in Paris, piano master Roger Kellaway accepted the Prix du Jazz Classique for his album Heroes.
At last! The year-end edition of the Jazz Workshop has arrived!
A loving tribute to Oscar Peterson, 15 August 1925 - 23 December 2007.
Conclusion of a three-part series - although a fourth may be in the cards?
Continuing the three-part experiment.
Here begins a three-part experiment.
Stanley Crouch has been haunting my dreams lately.