Jazz, that classy music

Saxophonist Steve Wilson and I talked about "Jazz and the Class Divide" at Dartmouth College, and here's the entire half-hour clip on foratv.com. Wilson, a gentleman and a great player, was touring with the Blue Note 7, the band anchored by pianist Bill Charlap that's been a big thing because Blue Note refers to the record label celebrating its 70th year in business in 2009. I get a couple chuckles out of watching myself, especially when I lose my point. . . but I do pick it up (Oh yeah - - Cecil Taylor can quote Messaein without hardly … [Read more...]