Tag Archive | jazz

The sabbatical is over…first a musical interlude

Been going through a lot of new music and some older. Part of the time I have been revisiting jazz. My first jazz record was Keith Jarrett and Gary Burton and at the time I was unaware of Jarrett’s participation in Charles LLoyd‘s group. Just recently I ran across this very swinging tune from LLoyd […]

Jerome Charyn: Big River Man (and Tord Gustavsen)

It is only because I was rereading Jerome Charyn’s El Bronx that I started seeing how perfect Big River Man would have been as one of his bizarre narratives. At the age of 53, Slovenian distance swimmer Martin Streil swam the entire length of the Amazon (5268 kilometres). He had already swum the length of […]