Welcome! This is a personal blog devoted to my favorite music, including the jazz and “hot dance” music of the pre-World War II era with some occasional discussion of Baroque and early Classical music from Europe.
I am proud to have contributed to All About Jazz, Boston Classical Review, The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Early Music America‘s print and online editions, the IAJRC Journal and this blog, as well as writing and editing liner notes for independently-produced historical reissues. I also work as a freelance copy editor and writer (and feel free to contact me if I might be of any help to you).
Hopefully, this blog will attract new listeners, intrigue familiar ones, and encourage scholars and professional writers to investigate this music in greater detail. Above all, this blog is here to encourage discussion that will shed light on the music.
Some of the older posts may no longer reflect my current viewpoint.