Jazzman from the Past

Last Monday at Experimental Sound Studio, pianist Dave Bryant played a set and gave a talk about harmolodics (what Ornette Coleman called his way of composing). Dave played for a time in Coleman’s band and studied with him before that. But my connection to Dave isn’t musical. About 30 years ago, when I was stillContinue reading “Jazzman from the Past”

San Marzano tomato seeds

A couple days before I left for Italy I went to Manny’s for a pastrami on rye. I’ve been going there for decades at this point and always get the same thing. Gino, the guy who makes those amazing pastrami sandwiches, has been there over thirty years. I took my parents there years ago andContinue reading “San Marzano tomato seeds”