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October 2012

Articles From Bill Bentley in October
Friday Oct 26, 2012 40:00 PM ET
In the backstreets of the red-light district in New Orleans could arguably be the spot where improvised music first took hold in America at the start of the 1900s. From there, players began spreading across the country and taking their sound with them.
Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 00:00 PM ET
Even though the language is foreign and much of the sound comes from a faraway cotinent, there is also an immediate rush of recognition that among us are those who cannot be stopped, inspired by everything good and real that surrounds us.
Friday Oct 12, 2012 20:00 PM ET
David Byrne's legacy casts a long shadow, but the way he handles that should be a lesson for us all, because he basically ignores what's come before and finds a way forward with an inquisitive view to cover new ground.
Thursday Oct 4, 2012 15:00 PM ET
There have been only a few artists who stood at the start of a brave new world like this, someone who seized the day and never looked the other way. Arizona Dranes put God and secular piano together in a righteous union that sparked an inner revolution.

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