• Ethan Iverson talks to Billy Hart about the tragic, infamous death of Lee Morgan.
•Mwanji Ezana on Jazz and Indie Rock.
• Kyle Gann on Creativity and Chronology.
• Greg Sandow on Art and Entertainment.
(An aside -- in his post, Sandow mentions that he asked his Juilliard students to come up with an example of something entertaining that isn't even marginally artful. I would have to quibble with the example they came up with -- Kobayashi is a true artist indeed. The more obvious answer would be taking drugs. Or, better, directly stimulating the brain's pleasure centers.)