Russia and America Are Taking Turns Probing Each Other’s Air Space

F-22 fighters and Russian bombers are getting close. What could go wrong? 

by David Axe / The National Interest

Six Russian Tu-95 heavy bombers and several Russian Su-35 fighters probed U.S. air-defenses on May 20 and May 21, 2019, prolonging a period of aerial tension between the Moscow and Washington.… Read the full article.

Gerry Mulligan: The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions

By NATE CHINEN / JazzTimes

In addition to his stature as one of the great baritone saxophonists in history, Gerry Mulligan holds a reputation as a composer-arranger of significant influence. His signature sound-an unusual, irresistible blend of intricate counterpoint and open harmonic space-was a key development of the postwar era, finding its earliest outlet on Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool.… Read the full article.