THIS IS JUST a test, a little exercise in self-restraint, if you will. I'm going to see if I can do you the favor of writing an entire column on jazz without mentioning a certain bloated, middlebrow PBS doc that's currently such a hot topic of discussion. In addition, I will also abstain from the following words that said doc seems to overdose on: greatness, artistry, unprecedented, gumbo. And I promise I will at no time refer to jazz as America's... More >>>