Well, it’s December 1, and you might wonder what The Commander has been doing. Well, suffice it to say, it’s a difficult charge to command all those trombones. Think about herding cats. Now, think about herding cats who are trying to play brass tubes. Think of these same cats riding horses. Think about The Cats who play with Count Basie. Actually, forget that. Commander Trombone is merely a nome de plume or pen name. Actually, no pens or cats are involved, only this web site.
Speaking of this web site, it’s been somewhat redesigned. It’s an ongoing project, so you may notice a few weird things here and there.
An interesting link for today: At Home With Dave Brubeck. The article is by Marc Myers of Jazz Wax.
Also, Donna M announces today that she’s the New (Jazz) Community Blogger for Grammy dot com. Exciting! The Grammys have had sort of a spotty record when it comes to jazz music. Hopefully Donna can help reverse the trend. Check out Donna M on Twitter, too, if you haven’t already.