Followup: Iola, Apples, Pears, Cezanne, Satie

Iola Brubeck

Iola Brubeck, whom Paul Desmond described as "the incomparable, regal Iola," sent a comment about the Rifftides 2012 Crop Forecast. She included the words of a choral piece by her husband, whose name is Dave. To see her comment, Mr. Brubeck's lyric, photographs of ripening fruit, and to listen to Wayne Shorter and Eric Satie (not together) go here. … [Read more...]

Other Places: A Shorter Review

Wayne Shorter

The massive Detroit Jazz Festival happens over Labor Day weekend. Because it collects an astonishing array of major musicians and presents them in outdoor performances at no charge, it is a festival I have long meant to attend some day. Rifftides reader Larry Peterson has gone several times. He sent a message about Wayne Shorter (photo by Jarrad Henderson) that made me wish this had been my year. Walking to a concert of Duke Ellington's Sacred Music from Hart Plaza, where Kenny Garrett … [Read more...]