Managing a job, writing a dissertation, preparing for a jazz ensemble recital… All these things and more have been consuming my not-so-infinite free time in recent weeks. This is despite having a backlog of blogging content including artist spotlights, album reviews, and gear tests. Oh, and soon enough I’m going to be migrating all of the existing content to a newer, hipper blog format.
In the meantime, I recently found out our friends to the north are celebrating Ed Bickert’s 80th birthday. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will be airing a tribute show on November 29th, and an album of previously unreleased material is set to hit the shelves on December 7th. Much of Bickert’s material is unfortunately out of print these days, so a new release is always exciting news.