NOAHJAZZ - NB PONTIFICATES

MY REFLECTIONS ON MUSIC, LIFE, FOOD AND WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE . . .

Month: August, 2013

Top 10 Favorite Marian McPartland Tracks

Last week marked Marian McPartland’s passing. Her warmth is what I will always remember most, but her musical legacy is tremendous.

Stay On the Path (Thanks Cedar)

In tribute to the incredible musical legacy of Cedar Walton (1934-2013) I am currently preparing a series of my Top 10 lists. In the meantime, though, I wanted to share a personal anecdote of how a seemingly innocuous encounter with him shaped my life.

A Shot At Redemption

What is it with me and philosophical revelations that occur at 5-5 in the third set? This time it incorporates disability, tragedy, Paul Simon and the potential for triumph of the human spirit and beyond.

Top 10 Paul Simon Tracks

10 among my many faves by Mr. Simon . . . as a solo artist, without the tall guy.

The Distinction Between Pain and Suffering (or “It ain’t all in your head, but some of it is”)

There is an distinction between pain and suffering, two words and concepts that are often (but erroneously) treated as synonyms. Even if our pain is unavoidable, we can improve our quality of life by tackling suffering!