..in infamy? In any case, I am very pleased and honoured to join Dial M for Musicology today. As my profile says, I'm really a jazz musician and, what's worse, a sociologist, skulking about, as such creatures are wont to do. That said, I do not believe music can be reduced to "society" or political considerations, much less the gender, social class, or, forgive the loathsome term, "race" of the musicians, the audience, or anyone else. So I plan to confine my 2 cents' worth, from the cheaper seats, to matters musical and, in'shallah, constructive.