NYT’s Jazz Critic Makes Sense

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After looking at the tasteful and ecclectic Albums and Songs of the Year selection by Ben Ratcliff, I wanted to know a little more about him and found this interview which reinforced the affinity with my own view on music that his list suggested. Here’s a not-so-tongue-in-cheek mouthful [*]: "[L]ook, there’s no better way to get the residue of five not-so-good jazz gigs out of your system than going to a Pantera show."
For the obsessive-compulsive like me, more Best-of 2003 lists here.
[*] What is it with us Frenchmen, biting, munching and spitting the English language in your face like this?

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