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During the early 1970s, Crouch moved from California to New York City, where he lived along with tenor saxophonist David Murray in a loft above an East Village club called the Tin Palace . While working as a drummer, Crouch conducted the booking for an avant-garde jazz series at the club, as well as organizing occasional concert events at the Ladies' Fort.
Since the early 1980s Crouch has become critical of the more progressive forms of jazz and has been associated with the neo-conservative attitudes of Albert Murray. An ardent proselytizer for the music of Wynton Marsalis, he writes the liner notes for all of the trumpeter's albums. A pugilist in the literal sense, Crouch has punched some of those who cross him, such as the jazz critic Howard Mandel .
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