Entries for 4th Jan 2014
Morning! No Coltrane postings, as I'm currently breaking the back of the contrafact essay.
Taking a long hard look at Tristano and having issues with writing about him [a sense of bitterness that dipped into the wrong side?].
Found something of pianist Ethan Iverson's from 2011 that adds a healthy perspective.
In some ways it's lucky I'm writing about Tristano's adulation for Parker, which I think was large.
But some comments tip a too far past the scale of "embittered genius" to not be called out.