Michael J. West is a jazz journalist in Washington, D.C. In addition to his work on the national and international jazz scenes, he has been covering D.C.’s local jazz community since 2009. He is also a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader, and as such spends most days either hunkered down at a screen or inside his very big headphones. He lives in Washington with his wife and two children.
Joseph Jarman, a saxophonist, multi-reedist, percussionist, poet, and composer who was a charter member of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and … Read More “Joseph Jarman 1937-2019”
Pianist Kenny Werner named The Space—a solo piano recording—after a concept in his celebrated musical-psychospiritual book Effortless Mastery. A few seconds of its opening 16-minute … Read More “Kenny Werner: The Space (Pirouet)”