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May 10, 2009


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Michael Steinman

Doug Ramsey is always intelligent and worth reading, but there's a logical flaw in his Coltrane-encomium. Did jazz as a musical / artistic form not exist simply because Victor and OKeh, etc. hadn't recorded it in 1909? If a band swings in the forest . . .

On a sunnier note, congratulations to the one fellow I know who is nominated in TWO JJA categories. Someone's reading all that fine prose -- hooray!

Cheers, Michael

Ed Leimbacher

Hey, Marc, well done! Couldn't not but happen to the hardest workin' man in blog business--servin' it up to us day after day, Jazz then and now, in cuts and slices rare, medium-to-well, and well-done. You've staked your claim, so who can beef?

David Brent Johnson

Congratulations, Marc--a much-deserved recognition of all that you've put into (and continue to put into) this blog, which is pretty much required reading for any online lover of jazz, I'd say. Keep up the great work! Hey, I know the book is a very old-school medium/format, but those of us who still harbor a love for it might really dig seeing a collection of your essays and interviews in print some day...

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