Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The History of Pitchfork

(lifted from Eric's Facebook page)

This is a long read, but a very good one.  My favorite parts are the direct quotes from Pitchfork.  To whet your palette, here are a few Ryan Schreiber nuggets...

On Thelonious Monk: “The man could play a piano like it was a goddamn video game.” And on John Coltrane, recorded live at the Village Vanguard: “‘Trane takes it to heaven and back with some style, man. Some richness, daddy. It’s a sad thing his life was cut short by them jaws o’ death.”
Here's the whole thing: http://nplusonemag.com/54