Author: Brian Peters

Looking For Sprouts in the Spring

By Jan Souther When I was very young, Mom used to take me for what she called “nature walks” around the neighborhood.  She saw nature everywhere.  Instead of passing a pile of leaves around a telephone pole, for instance, we would stop and brush them aside to examine the small plants just starting to grow in the dirt.  Anything big

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An Appreciation of Marian McPartland

by Nicholas Niles Key to the very beginning of Chiaroscuro was Marian McPartland.  As we all know, Marian is a major figure in jazz. Not only has her playing over the years been an important addition to the annals of jazz, but her wonderful NPR program “Piano Jazz” is a major contribution to the world of jazz as well as

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