The Inconstant Sun — Archive

Links to and summaries of past editions of "The Inconstant Sun" below. Subscribe here.

Volume 1 (2014-15)

  1. The Inconstant Sun: College graduation — summer 2014 — Beijing & Shanghai — Wally's 
  2. We're Back: WHRB live broadcast — Earprint's début — return of Great On Paper
  3. Post-Turkey Time:  NEC gigs — The Ugandan Suite
  4. Zodiac Cycle: Panama Jazz Festival — Earprint continues — more NEC gigs
  5. Recital Season: Great On Paper album fundraiser — Jazz Appreciation Month on A Horizontal Search — Master's recital and final NEC gigs 
  6. Real Life: Graduate school graduation — summer 2015 — Ravinia Stean's Institute Jazz Program 
  7. And The Living Is Easy: At the Kitano — Steans Jazz Institute — Mark Turner profile — Wally's — GOP Summer East Coast Campaign
  8. The Middle Kingdom: GOP tour recap — Beijing sojourn fall 2015

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Volume 2 (2015-16)

  1. 北京 to Big Apple: Move to Brooklyn — Beijing recap — GOP album production
  2. Documentation: GOP album release date announcement — Endectomorph Music founded — TAing for Vijay Iyer at Harvard — Earprint album recording
  3. Itinerant: Upright piano — GOP press — new bands — Dana Saul sextet — Harvard Fromm Players Concerts 
  4. Modular Composition: Earprint album recorded — Fromm Concert program notes — press photos — Beijing sojourn summer 2016
  5. HBT: Beijing summer 2016 — C melody saxophone — first Dana Saul Sextet gig 
  6. Strategic Growth: Beijing and Shanghai recap — Terraza 7 Big Band — day gig 

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Volume 3 (2016-17)

  1. Earprint: Earprint album release tour — Philly gigs — Kevin Sun Trio debut 
  2. Forward: Art in challenging times 
  3. 2017: Beijing winter 2016 — Earprint press
  4. Trio: Beijing recap — Xiongguan Zhang recording — The Jazz Gallery crowdfunding campaign — trio dates
  5. Monastic: Trio recording — C melody repad 
  6. Prez: Checking out Lester Young — trio footage — NYC dates
  7. New York Summer: Summer syllabus — return of Earprint 
  8. Back to China: Shanghai & Beijing — trio dates — Juanma Trujillo quartet — another Mark Turner piece

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Volume 4 (2017-18)

  1. Branding Exercise: China recap — more Prez — new Music & Literature — MUTE debut — trio release date
  2. Back to Asia: MUTE China & South Korea tour — trio CD release dates — trio album promo — Mark Turner transcription book
  3. TRIO: MUTE tour recap — trio spring 2018 tour — "Circle, Line" announcement — Dana Saul Sextet gig
  4. Underway: Trio press — sideman gigs — Chinese tour with Xiongguan Zhang
  5. Rigors: China tour recap — trio tour recap — The Rigors of Love — Earprint second album recording — Blue Note Beijing Jazz Orchestra announcement
  6. The Middle of Tensions: BNBJO August 2018 concerts — MUTE album recording — fall gigs

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Volume 5 (2018-19)

  1. Invisible Boxes:  Blue Note Beijing September/August recap — summer recordings — fall preview
  2. Year of the Pig:  BNBJO November/December — farewell Korzo and Cornelia — premiere of The Middle of Tensions — late winter/early spring preview — brief reflections on 2018 and thoughts for 2019
  3. Paraprofessionally: March BNBJO — April gigs — Trio goes to Beijing — May recordings — Endectomorph Music 2019 releases 
  4. It Gets Worse (Before It Gets Better): The trio goes to Beijing -- new recordings in the can -- summer approaches
  5. Endectomorph Rising: New releases by Dana Saul, Dor Herskovits, Earprint, and yours truly

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Volume 6 (2019-20)

  1. Fall Persiflage: October cultural consumption · Endectonews · The Sustain of Memory

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