Monthly Archives: December 2013

It’s called woodshedding . . . I did not know this.

“There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in.“ Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” I just had an email exchange with my friend and wonderful saxophonist, Colleen Allen, in which I told her that I’d taken a bit of a sabbatical from my piano lessons … way too much input and not enough time to process… Read More »

Looking for the edge: How uncomfortable are you willing to be?

A wee random seasonal riff … Earlier this week I listened to Jian Ghomeshi’s interview with the jazz drummer Jerry Granelli on his CBC program Q. Jerry is the only surviving member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio that, 50 years ago, recorded Charlie Brown’s Christmas. (I should tell you, en passant, that the tunes on… Read More »