Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ancient Future – the radio program – 8/13/09 playlist

The Ancient Future radio program is hosted & produced by Willard Jenkins for WPFW 89.3 FM, Pacifica Radio serving the Washington, DC metro area at 50,000 watts.   ARTIST TUNE ALBUM LABEL   Dizzy Gillespie ‘Bout to Wail Dizzy’s Diamonds … Continue reading

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Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black jazz writers tell their story #7

The latest installment in our ongoing series of virtual conversations with African American jazz writers features the venerable veteran journalist-critic-author, journalist-advocate and dedicated Harlemite Herb Boyd, a fellow midwesterner from Detroit.  I first became acquainted with Herb via his writings on … Continue reading

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Crate Diving with Ethan Iverson

In this intermittent series we learn the whys & wherefores of the crate divers among us; those intrepid souls whose music loving and thirst for new/old recordings leads them to garage sales, estate sales, thrift shops, and those bastions of … Continue reading

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Fanning the Flames on the Eastern Cape

Pianist-composer Hotep Idris Galeta is one of the keepers of the flame in South Africa, the country with arguably the deepest and richest jazz tradition this side of the U.S.  Currently project manager for a new performing arts project in … Continue reading

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