From the looks of eager anticipation in the packed Regattabar before veteran Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko’s first set on April 20, 2010, one might have been tempted to conclude that European jazz had finally “arrived” in the United States.  Ironically enough, it must have been something of an empty victory for the Europeans. Their American […]


Review: New Dutch Swing, by Kevin Whitehead

by admin on December 21, 2008

If jazz criticism has a Hemingway, it may well be University of Kansas English professor and veteran American jazz journalist, Kevin Whitehead. Those of us who came to his work via NPR’s Fresh Air, Downbeat, or the Village Voice are already familiar with his gripping writing style, which entices with jazz-shaped prose, modernist understatement, poetic […]