Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Max Roach collection

Entering a second floor room of the Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building on January 27 I encountered scores of folks huddled around two long tables festooned with vivid memories from the life of one of the giants of this music … Continue reading

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Ancient/Future Playlist for 1/29/2014

ARTIST/TRACK/ALBUM TITLE/LABEL theme: Ernestine Anderson, In the Evening Kuumba Heath, Dunia, Kawaida, Trip Albert Heath, Dr. Jeh, Kwanza, Muse Wes Montgomery, Gone With the Wind, The Incredible Jazz Guitar, Riverside Yusef Lateef, Russell and Elliott, Detroit, Atlantic Herbie Hancock, The … Continue reading

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A new jazz film debuts at LOC series

The Breath Courses Through Us is a provocative new jazz film that will have its premiere on Friday, January 31. For this year’s edition of his annual Library of Congress Jazz Film Fridays series, produced by Larry Appelbaum. The Breath … Continue reading

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Celebrating Blue Note’s rich legacy

Robert Glasper (left) and Jason Moran opened with some classic Blue Note reminiscences. Blue Note Records, perhaps the most honored and trusted record label in recorded jazz history, launched a promised series of concerts and performances marking its 75th anniversary … Continue reading

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10 Essential 2013 releases+

Here are ten essential 2013 releases (listed in no particular rank order), plus three reissues and our choices for Best Vocal Album, Best Debut Album, and Best Latin Jazz Album: 2013 RELEASES Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-uba, 30 Years: A Musical … Continue reading

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