I love the format; email volleys from interesting writers (originated by Jody Rosen at Slate). It seems quaint and proper to begin with Dear _____, but the gussied up formality plus content adds up to a kind of State of the Nation on jazz 2009. Featuring some of my favorite music minds: Andrey Henkin, Peter Margasak, Ben Ratliff and Hank Shteamer. Check it. Parts 1&2 linked below, I’ll add the rest as they happen.