New Web Address: We’re Going Indie, Baby!

by Casey Dolan All readers be advised: As of Dec. 1, 2008, our new address will be We’re growing by leaps and bounds and setting up our own sovereign nation. No longer a WordPress colony (although their rule was benign), we will continue to forge ahead where music critics fear to tread! Thanks for the… Read More New Web Address: We’re Going Indie, Baby!

Live: The Monk Competition Finals

By Don Heckman Remember the name.  Jon Irabagon.  One of the smallest, most unassuming candidates in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition ran away with the first place prize Sunday night at Kodak Hall.  Although “ran away” doesn’t fully encompass either Irabagon’s accomplishment or the quality of his playing. Technical skill was a… Read More Live: The Monk Competition Finals