photo by Kate Fox Reynolds


“Mere Virtuosity,” an essay in VQR, Spring 2018 issue

On Frank Zappa, in 4columns

Writing about running about writing: on Catriona Menzies-Pike and Vybarr Cregan-Reid, in Columbia College Today

2017 albums of the year, in Esquire

On encountering music’s past, in

Liner notes for a reissue of Miles Davis’ Sorcerer (

A conversation with Mark Turner, in Music & Literature

On Keiji Haino, in 4columns

On Phish, in the New York Times

On basements, history, & a photo of the Supremes, in Columbia College Today

On Damon Krukowsi’s The New Analog, in 4columns

A conversation with Iggy Pop on singing jazz and turning 70, in Rolling Stone

On Thelonious Monk’s Monk’s Music, in Pitchfork

On John Berger, in New York Review of Books

On NTS & other internet radio stations, in Esquire

On La La Land and hatred of jazz, in Slate

On Mary Ruefle’s My Private Property, in New York Times Book Review

On the Beach Boys, in New York Review of Books