We have met many times and my trio was one of the first groups he booked into his Empty Bottle series. He is polite and intelligent and knowledgeable about many genres of music. No fan of mine, however.
An academic who, I think, studied early free-jazz musicians for his doctoral work, has a love of outsider musicians and, surprising to me, faux outsiders as well.
Well informed but his prose is remarkably old-school for someone so smitten with the avant-garde. 3.5 upturned noses.
Enthusiastic, but unskilled guitarist 1.5 upturned noses
2.5 upturned noses.