Monthly Archives: August 2009

Crate Digging with John Murph

With the demise of the traditional record store as we know it, crate digging — a term from hip hop parlance denoting those dedicated souls who surf the stacks at used and rare record stores (treasured outlets like the Jazz Record … Continue reading

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The Development of Jazz in South Africa – Pt. 2

This is part two of pianist-composer-educator Hotep Idris Galeta’s capsule chronicle of the history of jazz in South Africa.  Many agree, and Hotep confirms, that South Africa is arguably blessed with the broadest, richest history of jazz musicians and jazz … Continue reading

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Tweet: Voice Your Choice!

Friend, colleague and veteran journalist-commentator Howard Mandel has launched a very clever and useful campaign in response to the dire jazz audience reportage that has been flying out here recently in response to the recently-released — and deeply flawed — … Continue reading

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Songs That Made the Phones Ring: July/August ’09

This new feature is in the spirit of one of the better people it’s been my pleasure to meet in this music, the late record producer and former jazz deejay Joel Dorn.  Joel, who had nine lives in this business, once produced … Continue reading

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Ancient Future – the radio program: 8/27/09 playlist

Ancient Future is produced-hosted by Willard Jenkins on WPFW 89.3 FM, Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC.   Celebrating the Lester Young Centennial Lester Young Lester Leaps In Aladdin Sessions Blue Note   Lester Young These Foolish Things Aladdin Sessions Blue Note … Continue reading

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