Thomas Conrad has a BA from the University of Utah and an MA from the University of Iowa (where he attended the Writers Workshop). He taught English at Central State University in Ohio, then left the academic world for the private sector. His affiliation with publications such as JazzTimes, Stereophile, The New York City Jazz Record and DownBeat has enabled him to sustain active involvement in two of his passions: music and writing.
There are, very roughly speaking, two soprano saxophone schools. The John Coltrane school contains a shriek, perfect for waking the dead. The Sidney Bechet school … Read More “Emile Parisien: Louise (ACT)”
Adam Kolker’s albums on the Sunnyside label, now up to four, constitute one of the great stealth saxophone discographies of new-millennium jazz. What makes Kolker … Read More “Adam Kolker: Lost (Sunnyside)”