This weeks Blog, Album and Book of the week includes action figures, a classic and a book with an an interesting question…
Blog of the Week: Pond Patrol! This is simply one of the most creative blogs I have ever seen. Every thursday there is a new installment in the ongoing saga of The Pond Patrol Team. The writer (and photographer and poser of the action figures) is taking a break until January 11th, so this is the time to work your way through the archives and get caught up on this unique experience in the blogosphere.
Album of the week: I’ve been listening to Coletrane again. It doesn’t get any better than his trademark, "A Love Supreme." I’ve written much about this work here. This is a must album for any building a jazz library of essentials.
Book of the Week: "Is Jazz Dead: or has it moved to a new address" is a book your going to want to pick up to catch up on the latest debates in and about jazz. If you are not aware this is a huge debate as to what makes jazz, jazz and who gets to decide. Much of the controversy swirls around Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at the Lincoln Center. This is a book that will serve to catch you up on the state of jazz in America (and Europe) as we move into it’s second century of existence.