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From Mambo to Salsa

By the mid-seventies, New York salsa had taken on sassy profile and sprung such commercial wings that Epic Records launched Eddie Palmieri’s 1978 major-label debut, Lucumi Macumba Voodoo...

The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt

Anyone who has ever heard the composer Milton Babbitt speak, informally or formally, has come away awed by his sheer verbal facility. In the highly verbal community of contemporary music, he has long been regarded as a composer-talker’s talker.

Remember Fun?

The 80s revolution is in full force. I even get swept up in the time warp sometimes and want to find a nice checkered pair of Vans.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUN 2005

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