Peter Westbrook

Peter Westbrook

Bruce Swaim is another jazz artist who would be better known if he lived and performed in New York. An accomplished tenor saxophonist who has lived in the Washington D.C. a…
Those who believe, with F. Scott Fitzgerald, that "There are no second acts in American lives" should check out Mark Weinstein. Originally a trombonist who developed a role…
As a collector of oxymorons and other strange combinations of ideas (my favorite is "clean dirt," followed closely by "military intelligence") even I had never considered t…
The dual rhythm model of dreaming states that, under high sensory thresholds, heightened general cortical activation common to both REM/NREM and circadian-driven activation…
I am having a deja vue experience. Two years ago, I wrote a review of "two octogenarian jazz masters, one of whom has been recognized as such by the National Endowme…
Since Anglo-Indian composer John Meyer's 1967 recordings, Indo/Jazz Fusion has developed into a genre in its own right, involving jazz musicians such as John McLaug…
The flute has taken an interesting journey through jazz history. Initially excluded from jazz by virtue of both its relatively small sound and its reputation as a women's i…
Flutist Ali Ryerson is living proof that success in polls depends more on publicity machinery than pure talent. Whatever the polls may indicate, there are one or two jazz f…
Here's another one for the unexpected delight department. The FAB Trio is out of Baltimore, Maryland, and is named for its members Frank, Amy and B<…
Known as the "Segovia of Jazz," Gene Bertoncini has lent his acutely sensitive, often acoustic guitar to work with a wide range of jazz artists, from Benny Goodman and Budd…
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