Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Curious Case of Kurt Rosenwinkel

When I saw Kurt Rosenwinkel’s quartet the other night at the Regattabar I was disappointed. It wasn’t that the performance failed to meet my expectations. The musicians—Rosenwinkel on guitar; Aaron Goldberg, piano; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Ted Poor, drums—played a complex, cybernetic … Continue reading

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Joe Lovano, Regattabar, October 14, 2010

Das Ganze ist das Unwahre. – Theodor Adorno It was some months ago now that I saw Joe Lovano and the Us Five band (pianist James Weidman, bassist Peter Slavov, who was filling in for the suddenly famous Esperanza Spalding, … Continue reading

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Two and a Half Thoughts on Charlie Sheen

I’ve recently become obsessed with Charlie Sheen. This obsession—which is far from mine alone—must be understood against the backdrop of current events. On the one hand, there is the spectacular political turmoil in the “Arab World,” whereby the successful regime … Continue reading

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