Is jazz, as is often claimed, “America’s classical music?” The answer, quite simply, is no. American classical music is “America’s classical music.” But I hasten to explain myself, lest you think I mean to be disparaging. To say that jazz is not “America’s classical music” does not mean that it is something lesser, only … Continue reading Is Jazz America’s Classical Music?
The Best and Truest Story (for Jeremy and Esther)
(Delivered Saturday, September 28, 2013, following the wedding of Jeremy and Esther Carter.) I've given a lot of thought over the past few months to what I ought to say today, and while I'm still not exactly sure what I ought to say, I've come up with a few things that I am going to … Continue reading The Best and Truest Story (for Jeremy and Esther)