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Nowadays is a project that treats core jazz repertoire (standards) as an archive of dialogue on a particular musical topic. It is designed to be experienced as an Artistic Research project or as an online album. If you only want to listen to it as an album you can listen through this site or download the tracks, or you can delve deeper into the background and analysis of each track by following the links on this page.

During 2019 I will be adding materials as they are generated.