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JT Notes: The Drum Is the Think

Assigned a feature on a news-making piano trio called the Bad Plus for my university paper, I contacted the band’s publicist, who set a date for me to speak with its drummer, David King. I called my editor and told him of the arrangement, to which he replied, “Try again.”

“Tell them you refuse to interview the drummer,” he snarled. “Get the pianist.”

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Evan Haga

Evan Haga worked as an editor and writer at JazzTimes from 2006 to 2018. He is currently the Jazz Curator at TIDAL, and his writing has appeared at RollingStone.com, NPR MusicBillboard and other outlets.