Our friend, jazz mentor and occasional contributor (and TONY music writer) Hank Shteamer has just started a new blog. Hank was blogging from his awesome band Stay Fucked's website, but now you can find him at Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches, a reference to we-don't-know-what. Hank is must-read material because, while he's an awesome rock drummer, he knows a shit-ton about jazz, but even more important than knowing about jazz, is listening to jazz. Hank seems to do a lot of that. Unfortunately there are few public voices that know how to talk about jazz without being total jazz freak insiders. Hank is one of those voices. Hopefully (we hope!) our magazine is another.
October 19, 2006