The Shape of DTM to Come

This week the Billy Hart Quartet with Mark Turner, Ben Street, and me is at the Jazz Standard in New York. Thursday through Sunday, sets at 7:30 and 9:30.

In May we go on a European tour:

May 7: Bimhuis, Amsterdam

May 10: Hannover Jazz 

May 11: Vicenza Jazz Festival

May 12-14: Duc Des Lombards, Paris

May 16: Crossroads, Correggio, Italy 

This quartet has been together almost fifteen years and has evolved into a truly distinctive personality.

The real start of Do the Math was the interview of Billy Hart in 2006.

Welcome to the third iteration of Do the Math! Thanks to Mimi Chubb for editorial assistance, John Guari for Finale assistance, and especially my man webmaster Wayne Bremser. (Twitter: @wb)

A few pieces of small new content are just below: “We Always Swing,” Umberto Eco, David Baker. Stay tuned for a Red Garland overview and an interview with Wayne Shorter.


See if you can find the menu on this page…if so, you are ready to navigate the archive.

I’m still tweaking errors and dead links; report faults to me on Twitter. Thanks for reading!

Congratulations to Henry Threadgill for winning a well-deserved Pulitzer! DTM: Interview and essay.