Grab bag: revivals afoot

Wynton Marsalis’s tribute to Louis Armstrong : The New Yorker The article, about a recording session with Marsalis’s band and a visiting classical pianist, is less about Marsalis’s tribute than about the mechanics of recording a band live in the studio. Nice vignette. (tags: music) Reviving Caslon (I love typography) Brilliant analysis of what makes […]

New mixes: your scary 80s 7 and 8

We call this “unclogging the pipes.” I have probably 20 mixes in various partial states of repair, and it’s high time I start publishing them so that I can make room for the real stuff. So here are two—maybe, dare I hope, my last two—80s mixes. As always, the first one is the stuff I’m […]