Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Check out Jazz.com

There's a new jazz website in town and it is well worth your perusal. Ted Gioia and his colleagues recently launched Jazz.com, a site devoted to evaluations of both historical and contemporary recorded jazz. How they managed to snag that domain name is beyond my ken, but I'm glad it went to a deserving bunch of writers.

So far, Jazz.com has articles about pianists Brad Mehldau and Billy Taylor, interviews with bassist Ron Carter and the founder of ECM Records Manfred Eicher and a variety of other innovative features. One I particularly like is a feature called The Dozens, where a reviewer picks twelve favorite tracks of a particular artist and writes a short squib on each. There's also a blog component which seems to be frequently updated.

It looks like I'm going to do some writing for them as well, so I'm looking forward to that.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

I've read Jazz.com for quite awhile.

I have a post at my blog about West Side Story. I hope you'll leave a comment.