Wednesday, May 19, 2004

The Covert Super-hero

It's nice to see that the use of pseudonyms "for contractual reasons" is a living jazz tradition:

(For contractual reasons, Mr. [Wynton] Marsalis was advertised as E. Dankworth, the name he uses whenever he wants to slip under the radar.)
(Old Guard and Avant-Garde Celebrate Common Ground)

Ratliff closes the article with The moral of the story: Ornette Coleman is for everyone, but how I wish he had said Ornette Coleman is for the babies! This is a New York newspaper, is it not?