Remember the recent flurry of activity that surrounded Dave Douglas's call to arms with regard to the overlooked heroes of jazz in the '70s and '80s -- the period in which the music was allegedly dead? Remember Ethan Iverson's response, and his subequent challenge to the Internet masses, summoning proof to the contrary? Remember how all kinds of folks responded to the call, myself included?
Well, don't look now, but our little communal revolution has just made the pages of The New York Times, in a think piece that appears in the December 6 issue. And don't look at me: this was the doing of the very smart and stylish Nate Chinen.
The article mentions a new Wiki site called Behearer.com, established to document this massive shift in what we've heretofore been forced to accept as The Canon. Prodded by Ethan, I just looked at the site for the first time yesterday, and am both terrified by the responsibility of filling in the blanks and thrilled by the opportunity to do so.
No telling how long this article will be available for free viewing, so get over there now -- and don't fail to notice the stylish screen caps from Darcy's Secret Society and Destination: Out in the sidebar.