(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