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Monthly Archives: April 2009


Things have been happening so quickly that I haven’t had time to post, let alone catch my breath. There was a panel discussion and book signing with Phoebe Jacobs, Stanley Crouch and myself on March 17th at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble in NYC.


The following Monday there was another panel and signing, at the Museum of Art and Design on Columbus Circle, this time with Wynton Marsalis.

I’ve had two radio interviews so far:

WNYC—Soundcheck (with John Schaefer):

KMOX (With John Carney):

And there have been terrific reviews. The book was featured in the April issue of O, and Entertainment Weekly, with more extensive reviews internationally:

The Guardian:

“Interspersed with vivid bursts of Armstrong’s own writings, what emerges is a portrait of such intimacy, it comes closest in the vast Armstrong bibliography to capturing the humble humanity and generosity of spirit of one of the great figures of the 20th century.”

The Australian:,25197,25196260-5001986,00.html

The Telegraph:

Upcoming events include an exhibit next month at Jazz At Lincoln Center, and a book signing on April 30th at Queens College as part of the Creative Writing program at the Godwin-Ternbach Gallery. And L’Express, one of France’s leading magazines interviewed me and is doing a feature.

I’ll post more events and happenings as they develop.