A New Way of Seeing Jazz

Aesthetic Realism and The Siegel Theory of Opposites offer a new way of understanding the beauty of jazz and all music.


I grew up outside of Philadelphia and have lived in New York for over 20 years. I'm a jazz pianist, singer, arranger, choral conductor and music teacher. I've been teaching full-time for about 18 years. Currently I teach on the junior and senior high school levels, though I've taught from elementary school through college. I also teach privately. Since 1985 I've been studying Aesthetic Realism, first in consultations and now in professional classes taught by Ellen Reiss.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Count Basie, Joe Williams--and more!

Here is a link to a wonderful article about the classic recording "Every Day I Have the Blues," by Joe Williams with the Count Basie Orchestra. "Basie, Williams, and the Blues" by Michael Palmer. While you're at it, check out Mike Palmer's website. You'll find much more there, including papers about Muhammad Ali, Charles De Gaulle, the American painter John Sloan.