Journalist and author, b. 1968, New York, NY; lives in Bronx, NY.
Journalist and Authob. New York City 1968; raised in New York, London, and Rockland County, NY. B.A. in Classics, Columbia College, 1990. Lives in Bronx, NY.
Jazz and pop critic for the New York Times 1996-2016. Author of four books: Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty (2016); The Jazz Ear: Conversations Over Music (2008); Coltrane: The Story of a Sound (2007, finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award); and Jazz: A Critic’s Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings (2002).
Assistant Visiting Professor at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.