"Poetry and jazz is back!" — Steve Reich, composer
This weekend, Ethan Iverson and I, the Bad Bald Men of Modern Music, will launch our globe-spanning, three-city modern-music tour, touching down in San Francisco (rise and shine with Schoenberg at 10AM on Saturday), Ann Arbor (Sunday at 4PM), and Kalamazoo (Monday at 8PM). On his blog, Ethan has issued an exquisitely annotated playlist, with plentiful audio examples. For my part, I'm trying to perfect my Vincent Price and Jackie Kennedy impersonations. We think it will be pretty fun in the end. Tour photos will appear as time and technology allow. Gratitude as ever to David Brendel, who had the concept of bringing us together at the Paris Bar.