Burnt out?

The November issue of Standpoint is out now and my music column is about the benefits of improvisation. It’s inspired by Ed Smith’s remarks about how professionalism is killing sport. Could the same be true of music?  Could more “play” in the playing improve everybody’s game? Read the whole thing here.

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"